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NATO CHANGES STRATEGY FOR PATROLS IN AFGHANISTAN

Czech soldiers in Afghanistan no longer on frontline
NATO CHANGES STRATEGY FOR PATROLS IN AFGHANISTAN

AVA- Czech soldiers serving in NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan will no longer be in the front line of patrols, deputy head of the Joint Operation Centre Štefan Muránský told the daily Pravo.

Pravo reported over the weekend that Czech soldiers posted in Afghanistan as part of the NATO mission in Bagram, would no longer be active on the frontline in dangerous forward positions.
The NATO command centre changed its strategy after three Czech soldiers were killed by a suicide bomber while patrolling an area near Bagram Military Base in August. In future patrols will be led Afghan soldiers who will be covered by NATO troops.
According to Stefan Muranksy, Deputy Commander of the Joint Operations Center, Czech soldiers would now be only supporting and covering soldiers from the Afghan National Army. This change in tactics is a response to the Taliban suicide attack that killed 3 Czech soldiers in August.
 
 

Monday 17 September 2018 15:19
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