BERLIN, AUGUST 16 – “A wrong assessment. Not a German wrong assessment, but a common wrong assessment ”. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said this in Berlin, admitting in turn that it was a mistake to believe that Afghan forces could resist the Taliban. “We failed to achieve what we set out to achieve”, Merkel also said, underlining that this is “very bitter” after a mission that lasted for 20 years. Now “evacuation operations are in the foreground. We have to try to get as many people out as possible, ”he added. (HANDLE).
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