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ISAF was a NATO-led security mission in Afghanistan, established by the United Nations in 2001. Its main purpose was to train the Afghan forces and assist in rebuilding government institutions.
ISAF was initially tasked with securing Kabul from the Taliban, al Qaeda and factional warlords, to help the Afghan Transitional Administration of Hamid Karzai to work. This is an automatic compilation of DW Content pertaining to ISAF.
With the last remaining foreign soldiers preparing to leave Afghan soil, many Germans are questioning whether the mission was justified. DW looks back on Germany's long Bundeswehr mission in Afghanistan following the September 11 attacks in the US.