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Armoured vehicles ready for Iraq

THE MILITARY maintenance company Vojenský Opravárenský Podnik Trenčín will transport seven Tatrapan armoured vehicles to Iraq by the end of September, Slovak Defense Minister Juraj Liška agreed with company director Miloš Husák. The vehicles will serve with the Slovak unit deployed there.

According to the SITA news agency, the vehicles to be transported to Iraq were used by Slovak peacekeepers in their recently completed mission in Eritrea and they are now undergoing maintenance.

Slovakia currently has a unit of 104 soldiers in Iraq. The military engineers and a guard unit is stationed at Al Hilla in central Iraq under Polish command.

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