Spain ends Bosnia military mission after 18 years

Spanish Defense Minister Carme Chacon, April 26, 2010.

From DPA:  Spain on Monday ended its military mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina, where Spanish Defence Minister Carme Chacon described Spanish troops as having ‘fulfilled’ their task, Spanish media reported.

Several dozen Spanish military experts will nevertheless stay in the Balkan country to help train its army.

A total of about 46,000 Spanish troops have passed through Bosnia as part of international military operations since 1992. Twenty-two Spanish soldiers and an interpreter were killed during that time. …

Spain recalled its troops from Kosovo in 2009. It still has troops in Afghanistan and Lebanon, and in the Indian Ocean to fight piracy.  (photo: AP)

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