Bosnia sends first combat unit to Afghanistan

House of Representatives of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

From AFP:  Bosnia’s parliament on Thursday backed the deployment of the country’s first combat unit to Afghanistan , where it already has a small contingent of soldiers [55 Bosnians] tasked with providing security for the NATO force there.

A total of 26 members of Bosnia-Hercegovina’s military police will leave for Afghanistan to serve "for a period of 10 months" with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), a defense ministry spokeswoman told AFP.

"They will join U.S. troops in Kandahar and will be engaged in escort operations," spokeswoman Uma Sinanovic added, without giving the date for their dispatch.  (photo: Allied Command Operations)

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