Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Slovak troops leave for Afghanistan to join US specialists

A special Slovak military unit consisting of 20 soldiers is being deployed to Afghanistan, the Sme daily wrote on September 13. The soldiers will train local special-operations soldiers and fulfil field tasks and operations. The Slovak troops will join US soldiers who are pursuing key leaders of the Taliban and the Slovaks will join in this mission.

A special Slovak military unit consisting of 20 soldiers is being deployed to Afghanistan, the Sme daily wrote on September 13. The soldiers will train local special-operations soldiers and fulfil field tasks and operations. The Slovak troops will join US soldiers who are pursuing key leaders of the Taliban and the Slovaks will join in this mission.

The basic task of the Slovaks, however, will be to train units of the Afghanistan army and the Slovaks have already completed language training with US soldiers, half of whom had been wounded in Iraq. Altogether, 300 Slovak soldiers are to be deployed in Afghanistan.

Source: Sme

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

Top stories

Slovakia remains unknown in convention business

Ten MICE events in 2017 should bring almost €6.5 million to Bratislava.

The GLOBSEC security forum is one of the regular MICE events in Slovakia since 2005.

Kotleba should be defeated in election, not banned

More constitutional can be less democratic, and it is not clear that it always has the intended result. Perhaps the clearest historical case came with the rise of the Nazis in Germany.

Marian Kotleba

Slovakia to leave NATO is a hoax

The Slovak Spectator brings you a selection of hoaxes that appeared over the past week.

Some peple gathered at Slavin in Bratislava brought ani-NATO banners.

Fico: We cannot allow multi-speed EU to become divisive Video

Final session of the 12th edition of Globsec 2017 featured Slovak PM Robert Fico, Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka, and President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, in a panel entitled European (Dis)Union?

Donald Tusk, Robert Fico, and Bohuslav Sobotka (left to right)