Edition 111
April 18, 2001


Special file:
the events

map of locations
Guide to locations

 

 


Milan live-fire exercise
 

Manjaca - The MILAN anti-tank platoon from A Company, the Second Battalion, The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, based at Mrkonjic Grad prepares to destroy the T-55 tank discovered hidden at a farmhouse near the town of Prnjavor, RS, last December.

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JMA oversees Armed Forces in BiH
 

Camp Butmir - The Armed Forces in BiH currently have about 34,000 professional soldiers. Even after having reduced its personnel by 30 percent, still more downsizing must be done to make the force affordable for the country.

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PIFWC arrested
 

On 15 April 01, SFOR detained Dragan Obrenovic, who is indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia (ICTY). He was transferred to The Hague the same day.

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Still waiting for the kill
 

Drvar - Tracks left by a tank prove how lucky the crew once was, millimetres from certain death. Now, more than six years later, the killer still waits. And it would keep on waiting if it had not been for the few professionals who dare challenge them.

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Monitoring danger
 

Lukavica - Patiently and with utter care, the VRS (Army of Republika Srpska) de-miner cuts vegetation away before he prods a few centimetres farther into the minefield. It is a quiet morning on a beautiful landscape. Alas, also a deadly one.

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1,000,000 reasons to watch your step
 

Sarajevo - One of the greatest dangers in Bosnia and Herzegovina is mines. Few other places in the world are more contaminated, and they still kill and injure regardless of entity. Just over two weeks ago a French SFOR de-miner was killed.

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Women are making a difference
 

Bosanski Novi/Novi Grad - Two businesswomen in Bos. Novi/Novi Grad are now employing six returnees at their women's garment manufacturing shop. DFID has invested 12,900 KM (convertible marks) into the business.

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Spanish CIMIC in Ljubinje
 

Ljubinje - The Spanish Battle Group's CIMIC Team handed out school supplies and toys from various Spanish institutions to the 480 pupils of Ljubinje Primary School in a ceremony April 2.

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A safe and secure environment
 

In accordance with its mandate, as stated in GFAP, Annex 1 A, SFOR's mission is to provide a safe and secure environment. The events that took place during the last 10 days all over the country remind SFOR of its core.

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SFOR supports HR's actions on Hercegovacka Banka
 

Sarajevo - A joint operation by OHR (Office of the High Representative), IPTF (International Police Task Force), Federation Financial Police and SFOR was carried out April 6 to take over the head office and branches of the Hercegovacka Banka.

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MND-N, Orasje, distinguishes
 

Orasje - About 100 SFOR soldiers deployed April 6 in the centre town of Orasje to enter the local agency of the Hercegovacka Banka (HB). The operation was done on request from the Federation government and the Office of the High Representative (OHR).

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The operation in MND-SE
 

Mostar - A major part of the activity and nearly all the violent response against the April 6 operation of OHR, IPTF and SFOR personnel took place in Multinational Division - Southeast area of responsibility (AOR).

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All quiet in MND-SW
 

BiH Southwest - The operation launched by the Office of the High representative (OHR), on May 06 to carry out a search of Hercegovacka Banka head office and agencies went off without incidents in the Multinational division Southwest.

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Weapons Site Consolidated
 

Busovaca - Multinational Division - Southwest (MND-SW) assisted the VF-H April 6, in Vitez and Busovaca, where two weapon storage sites were not guarded to SFOR's standard.

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COMSFOR, High representative address Mostar, Grude unrest
 

Sarajevo - Top officials from the international organisations responded to a demonstration by approximately 1,000 disgruntled protesters that resulted in total chaos and disarray on the streets of Mostar and other areas April 6.

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Italian Battle Group offers helping hand
 

Sokolac - Members of the Italian Battle Group delivered a load of much-needed medical supplies to a medical treatment facility in Sokolac March 27. Italian Lt. Col. Giuseppe Bisogni, Sanitary Service director, spearheaded this humanitarian effort.

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Belgian Shepherds, German soldiers
 

Rajlovac - An Albanian company carries out security tasks in Rajlovac. But even though three Albanian soldiers guard the entrance of the German Battle Group's camp, they are not alone in this responsibility. The German Dog Unit is also present.

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International community to hand over BiH air space
 

Sarajevo - SFOR has been in charge of BiH air space since 1996, in accordance with the General Framework Agreement for Peace (GFAP). Implementation of a specific plan that outlines the transition process is now underway.

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The guns of Glamoc
 

One hundred and fifty-six men and women from the Nordpol Battle Group (NPBG) were deployed in Glamoc April 1-6 for the Baltic Resolve exercise. A live-fire exercise concluded the week on April 5. Indisputably, the Leopards were the stars.

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Soldiers in the Spotlight
 

Alexander and Vassili Soshenko, both master sergeants, start their second tour in Bosnia and Herzegovina with the 1st Peacekeeping Russian Separate Airborne Brigade (PRSAB) in Ugljevik.

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