Edition 107
February 21, 2001

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AF South takes command from SHAPE
 

Headquarters, KFOR and SFOR are now under the command and control of Allied Forces South (AF South),and no longer falls directly under Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe (SHAPE). The change in command became effective Feb. 19.

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"Robust Hedgehog" supports OHR
 

The High Representative, Mr. Wolfgang Petritsch, has decided to appoint an Arbitrator on the dispute about IEBL (Inter Entity Boundary Line) in the quarter of Dobrinja. Meanwhile, SFOR has started Operation "Robust Hedgehog", to reinforce its presence in this suburb of Sarajevo.

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Friendly relations at Sipovo
 

Municipality, schools and local societies have all replied to the invitation of the British Sipovo camp's commander on February 15. "It is the first time that we all meet around a table to identify areas where SFOR can contribute support," said Lt. Col. Rick Libbey.

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A constructive celebration
 

The Hungarian Engineer Contingent (HEC) is the only Hungarian SFOR military unit. Based in Okucani (Croatia), the Engineers have carried out projects all over the Theatre since their arrival 16th of January 1996. Now they celebrate five years of construction in BiH.

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French Paratroops in action
 

After a few days of riots, a group of uncontrolled elements retain three IPTF (International Police Task Force) policemen in the area of Gacko, near the Montenegro border. Their exact position has been discovered, and a commando assault for rescuing the hostages is going to take place.

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"Der Keiler", German Contingent's Newspaper
 

"Der Keiler" was born in January 1997, a little after the deployment of the first German Forces in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In its four years of life, this weekly-newspaper has punctually reached every corner of the Theatre where any German Soldier is stationed.

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Italian-Moroccan Joint Activities
 

It is getting dark on this Bosnian evening. Near Nevesinje, a four-vehicle patrol can be seen travelling through "Pommard" SFOR route; two Moroccan (a humvee and a VAB), and two Italian VM-90s. This is one of the exchange activities that took place between members of the Italian and Moroccan contingent.

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Portuguese on all fronts
 

Portuguese and Germans recently worked together to familiarise the Portuguese with the Germans' mission. And while the Portuguese Cavalrymen were in Kiseljak, the 'Tigers', 3rd company from Portuguese 1st Mechanized Infantry Battalion had deployed in the American Battlegroup (AOR), in Camp Dobol.

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Tankers in the sky
 

The Danes from Nordpol are used to training for any conceivable event. A mine or an accident could badly damage one of their Leopard 1A5. American teams from 57th Med Coy Air Ambulance would be these good Samaritans who would come down through the sky to rescue them.

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Youths treated to day out of fun and games
 

A group of under privileged local youths were treated to a day filled with fun, games and food by members of the British Army Air Corps. The United Kingdom Lynx Detachment partnered with the Holy Ground Mission in Ilijas to bring 14 boys for a half-day visit.

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Slovenians run Butmir Med Cell
 

Although Slovenia is not yet a part of NATO, it does provide a significant resource to the thousand or so military and civilian personnel deployed here from other countries. The Slovenian medical team that mans the clinic is available 24 hours a day for emergencies, and during established hours for routine care.

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Riots in Banja Luka
 

"Encouraging Lion" exercise was bringing together in Banja Luka 65 men of the 2nd Battalion Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (2PWRR) with about thirty members of the Czech battlegroup playing the role of overexcited young men.

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SFOR shows its NBC means
 

Demonstrations for Media and MND SE troops were held by German and Italian NBC (Nuclear, Bacteriological and Chemical) Teams in Europe Base, Mostar Ortijes, in order to explain SFOR capabilities in this area.

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"Walking in the rain."
 

Under a fine and yet persistent rain, the twists and turns of the city opened up before the British soldiers. They entered, step by step, through the sloping streets of Mrkonjic Grad. Each walking urban patrol begins like that.

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Thirty days for a base
 

Southern Operating Base in Bratunac will soon be ready to house at least a reinforced company. 30 days to build it, a challenge, but where there is a will, there is a way. SFOR commitment remains strong, and no doubt the will exists.

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Economic Seminar in Zenica
 

A crowd has gathered at the Muncipal Hall. The second economic seminar is held by SFOR MND (North) Economic Action Group (EAG) with the help of the Turkish Bn Taskforce Civil Military Co-operation (CIMIC) EAG team in Zenica.

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Pole at the Head of Nordpol
 

Poland joined Nato in March 1999. For the first time in the history of SFOR, a battlegroup, the Nordic-Polish, has a Polish Commander. This appointment simply shows that Poland, as a new NATO member, is now playing a full-time part.

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Electricity for three villages
 

Rizvanovici, Rakovcani and Sredice members will from now on be able to enjoy electricity in their homes and in their streets. "Electricity is a great gift for the people of these three villages," said Nada Sevo, mayor of Prijedor.

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Czechs between Una and Sava rivers
 

The situation is generally rather peaceful in that AOR straddling Republika Srpska and the Federation. But a specific vigilance is necessary, particularly along the natural boundary with Croatia. Una and Sava rivers can be very easily crossed. Czech Battle Group is taking care.

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Charity program gets new kitchen
 

. More than 50.000 Deutsche Mark has been invested in this program, including 20.000 from German donors, 14.000 from French EMAT (Etat Major de l'Armee de Terre, Army General Staff) funds, and 13.000 from the Red Cross.

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Soldier in the Spotlight
 

Last name: Saxby. First name : Paul. "Visually speaking, BiH is a very satisfying country. Landscapes are magnificent and people eyes are stamped with a rare intensity." Cpl. Saxby stares at the digital dial of his camera.

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