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"Too Fat and Too Drunk" German Soldiers No Match For Zealous Taliban

by Tanya Thomas on December 6, 2008 at 9:07 AM
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German soldiers in Afghanistan have been blamed of being "too fat and too drunk" to be able to fight the zeal of Taliban fanatics.

According to a report, last year 3,500 German troops in Afghanistan downed 1.7million pints of beer and 90,000 bottles of wine.

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MPs have said that these soldiers live on 'beer and sausages'.

The report also revealed that more than 40pct of the troops are overweight.

German troops were given the task of training Afghan police. But General Hans-Christoph Ammon, the commander of the special commando unit, the KSK, called the efforts as "a miserable failure."

"Plainly put, the soldiers are too fat, exercise too little and take little care of their diet," the Daily Star quoted Reinhold Robbe, the parliamentary commissioner for the German armed forces as saying. (ANI)

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