Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Afghanistan-Debakel: Experte wirft früherer Bundesregierung „Schönfärberei“ vor

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RND, 13 October 2022

This German media article quotes AAN’s Thomas Ruttig (in German), ahead of a key session of the German parliament’s investigation committee on the country’s part in the US-led Afghanistan mission. saying that the German government had, over many years, consciously and systematically mislead the public by sugarcoating its own ‘successes’. This strategy had been motivated by the former governments attempts to deport rejected Afghan asylum seekers up into mid-August 2021, a few days before the Taleban takeover in Kabul