Slovakia to increase troops numbers in Afghanistan and Bosnia

The mandate for the number of Slovak soldiers serving in the ISAF operation in Afghanistan is to be increased from the current 314 to 348, according to a proposal drafted by the Defence and Foreign Ministries and approved by parliament on Tuesday, December 7.

The mandate for the number of Slovak soldiers serving in the ISAF operation in Afghanistan is to be increased from the current 314 to 348, according to a proposal drafted by the Defence and Foreign Ministries and approved by parliament on Tuesday, December 7.

A total of 299 Slovak soldiers are actually serving under the ISAF mission at present. Apart from their current activities, which mainly involve disarming unexploded bombs, they will also support and train Afghan armed forces. The number of Slovak officers at ISAF command will also be raised, from six to twelve, the TASR newswire wrote.

As of January, Slovakia will also strengthen its presence in the EU-ALTHEA operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 40 troops to 48.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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