Top German Soldier Quits Over Cover-Up
Germany’s top soldier, army chief Wolfgang Schneiderhan, has resigned over accusations of a cover-up after officials withheld information about a NATO airstrike that killed dozens of civilians in Afghanistan.
Germany’s top soldier has resigned over allegations of a cover-up related to a deadly Nato air strike in Afghanistan.
Wolfgang Schneiderhan’s move followed reports that key information about the 4 September action was withheld, the defence minister said.
The strike, which was ordered by a German commander, targeted two fuel tankers hijacked by Taliban militants.
But dozens of civilians were also killed in the attack, which happened in the northern province of Kunduz.