Edition 116
June 27, 2001

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Guide to locations

 

 


SFOR converts to alphanumeric code
 

Camp Butmir - Effective July 1, SFOR will change from its current colour-coded alert states to the NATO system for threat status.

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PLIP works to place families in pre-war homes
 

The number of persons returning to BiH has increased noticeably in the last year. Along with these returns come owners' claims to pre-war property that lawfully belongs to them. There is a program in place that is restoring that right.

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Second cornerstone ceremony
 

Banja Luka - Monday June 18, the rebuilding of Ferhadija's mosque started in Banja Luka. Discreetly, SFOR was there; plans of action were ready to prevent excesses like those of May 7 (See SFOR Informer no. 113).

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Waves - keepers
 

Trebinje - Communications are of paramount importance to ensure the success of a mission. But the Balkan topography is so complicated that it is often impossible to set up re-broadcasting stations.

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SFOR personnel informed of heat injuries
 

Summer is officially here, although sometimes it's hard to tell because the weather changes so much. Along with summer comes the threat of hot-weather injuries, make sure you know how to protect yourself.

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Bocinja: back to peace
 

Bocinja Donja - The SFOR patrol base called "Raven" closed June 20, after six months of it being in existence. It was set up by the Nordic-Polish Battle Group to ensure a safe and secure environment for Bosnian-Serbs returnees.

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Radio Mir named best among peers
 

Camp Butmir - SFOR's Radio Mir was recently awarded top honours for 2001 by a BiH association of journalists. The award singled Radio Mir out from more than 100 competitors.

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Small business will get bigger
 

Sipovo - June 8 the "ribbon was cut" to officially open Milan Prole facility. The British Department for International Development helped a chipboard manufacturer in Sipovo to modernise his company.

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A patriot at the place of honour
 

Sarajevo - For the first time since the end of the war, a Bosnian general has been awarded with the highest French civil and military decoration, the "Legion of Honour," created by Bonaparte in 1802.

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Multinational rotary wings
 

Ploce - Do you know of the multinational air force that combines manoeuvrability, capacity and effectiveness, being operational and capable of providing a rapid response anywhere in Multinational Division - Southeast (MND-SE)?

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Welcome to Glamoc Hotel
 

Glamoc - When you come to train at Resolute Barbara Range, you only come for a few days. But other people stay longer to maintain the camp and to ensure that your stay will be as nice as possible.

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BiH rail service commences for passenger travel
 

Camp Butmir - After almost a decade, passenger travel has been restored to the railways of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The civilian population is now able to enjoy leisure travel, a pleasure that has been denied since near the beginning of the war.

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SFOR guard mass grave
 

Vicinity of Foca - SFOR troops provide security support to the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia and International Commission for Missing Persons in their task of recovering the remains of the bodies from a mass grave near Foca/Srbinje.

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Last spring harvest
 

Jankovici - The old man hands over the SKS rifle to British craftsman Nikki Murdoch. In Banja Luka area, the Brits continue to perform Operation Harvest in order to collect weapons owned by private individuals.

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Operation Harvest makes progress theatre-wide
 

Camp Butmir - The collecting of weapons and other explosive ordnance throughout BiH is an ongoing process. The country has, for the most part, taken on this responsibility from SFOR

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VRS de-miners show their skills
 

Bosanski Brod/Srpski Brod - Engineers of the army of the Republika Srpska (VRS) 3rd Corps showed their skills to SFOR and to officials of the army of the Federation (VF) in a real minefield de-mining process in Bosanski Brod/Srpski Brod June 15.

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Soldier in the Spotlight
 

He is a young strong tall noncommissioned officer, 25 years old, but he is not a professional. Sgt. Mahmut Pehlivan is doing his military service in the Turkish Battalion Task Force, based in Zenica.

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