German soldiers gin up the holiday spirit in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan; receive a "peace flame" candle lit in Bethlehem and transported by air to Mazar; and remember fifty fallen comrades.
While it's unlikely that Iran will directly attack the US over the killing of Qassem Soleimani, it could attempt to indirectly harm US interests in Afghanistan. If this happens, Pakistan could be drawn into the conflict.
The Invictus Games, which features wounded or traumatized war veterans, will take place in the western German city of Düsseldorf in 2022. The event is the brainchild of Britain's Prince Harry, himself a former soldier.
During the ISAF mission in Afghanistan, a large number of civilian employees helped the German army. For some, the job became life-threatening. They had to flee, but they do not feel wanted in Germany.
Germany's defense minister has called for Afghan politicians to play a role in peace talks with the Taliban. The militant Islamist group has refused to engage with Kabul, instead focusing on direct talks with Washington.
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