Slovakia will reinforce its military unit for the ISAF International mission in Afghanistan 2502132

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Defence News - Slovakia

 
 
Monday, February 25, 2013, 09:28 AM
 
Slovakia will reinforce its military unit for the ISAF International mission in Afghanistan.
Slovakia will reinforce its military unit within the ISAF international mission in Afghanistan with another 160 soldiers, said the Slovak Defence Ministry on Friday, February 22, 2013. "The special operations group will be sent to the NATO mission to fulfil the support, mentoring and advisory tasks for Afghan security forces," said the ministry in a statement.
     
Slovakia will reinforce its military unit within the ISAF international mission in Afghanistan with another 160 soldiers, said the Slovak Defence Ministry on Friday, February 22, 2013. "The special operations group will be sent to the NATO mission to fulfil the support, mentoring and advisory tasks for Afghan security forces," said the ministry in a statement.
Slovak soldier in Afghanistan
     

The soldiers are mainly from the elite regiment, they will help training Afghan troops and to fulfil other tasks. The first part of the soldiers is to leave for Afghanistan in June and they will stay there until 2015.

The Slovak special operations group sent for the NATO operation in Afghanistan will be used to support tasks, mentoring and consultancy for Afghan security forces with a focus on fully carrying out special operational tasks.

This contribution is designed to bridge the critical period due to follow after the termination of the ISAF operation set for 2014.

Besides, Slovakia will prolong the mission of its patrol unit in Kandahar till the end of the year when the ISAF mission will end up.

Slovakia has 253 soldiers deployed within the ISAF mission at present.

 

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