10,000 former Afghan German troops in Afghanistan are still waiting to leave the country About ten months after the Taliban seized power, up to 10,000 Afghans are still waiting to travel to Germany, according to the former German Army support network. According to the German news agency Deutsche Welle, Lothar Hankel, the regional head of the network in Cologne-Bonn, told the newspaper ” on Thursday that in addition to local German troops and their families, there were many subcontractors working for the German army. They are waiting to transfer to Germany. The agency was able to rescue 324 people on the German Foreign Ministry’s list of people most at risk. The network now says its funding is running low and aid has been drastically reduced. According to the network, in the meantime, communication with a large number of these endangered people has been cut off.The network wants to draw attention to the issue by holding a one-day congress in the German capital, Berlin, on the anniversary of Afghanistan’s change in August. The Taliban launched an offensive in Afghanistan in early May 2021, after the United States announced a date for its withdrawal from Afghanistan. They initially captured hundreds of villages and districts, and within a few days of the beginning of August, they were able to take control of almost the entire province of Afghanistan. The capital, Kabul, also fell to the Taliban on August 15 without clashes.