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112 Slovak troops leave for Cyprus

Another 112 Slovak soldiers, including seven women, are on their way to Cyprus for a tour of duty within the UNFICYP peace-keeping mission there. A farewell ceremony took place in Nitra on Friday, March 11, with the troops, their relatives and army officials in attendance, the TASR newswire wrote.

Another 112 Slovak soldiers, including seven women, are on their way to Cyprus for a tour of duty within the UNFICYP peace-keeping mission there. A farewell ceremony took place in Nitra on Friday, March 11, with the troops, their relatives and army officials in attendance, the TASR newswire wrote.

The Slovak troops will be tasked mainly with monitoring the situation on the island, which remains split between its northern (Turkish) and southern (Greek) parts. As many as 1,705 Slovak troops have been deployed to the UNFICYP mission to date, of which 67 have been women. The Cypriot mission currently involves 198 Slovak troops.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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