Edition 122
Sept. 19, 2001

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Tragedy hits U.S., NATO responds
 

The North Atlantic Council met during the night from Sept. 11 to 12 to express its solidarity with the United States of America at this moment of great tragedy and mourning. Its deepest sympathy lies with the victims, their families and all Americans.

Biography of Lt. Gen. John B. Sylvester
 

A detailed biography of the new commander of the Stabilisation Force (COMSFOR) Lt. Gen. John B. Sylvester.

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History of Bosnia and Herzegovina (VI)
 

A lot of soldiers serving here believe Bosnia and Herzegovina is a young state, created by the General Framework Agreement for Peace (GFAP) at the end of 1995. The truth is quite different. BiH has a long history, much older than some other countries.

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A new beginning
 

Camp Butmir - Lt. Gen. John Sylvester officially took over as the new commander of the Stabilisation Force (COMSFOR) Friday, Sept. 7, at SFOR headquarters. A change of command ceremony was held to welcome the new commander to his post.

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A photo album of the ceremony

Estonian riot training
 

Doboj - On Aug. 30, the day began with a brief on riot control procedures from the Estonian Military Police (MP) which was mainly a refresher course as many of the soldiers had served in BiH before or were experienced soldiers.

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A long day in Ploce
 

Ploce - At first light in Ploce the sound of a horn announced the arrival of a cargo ship. Everyone was summoned to the port to begin a very long day, loading the ship and ensuring everything was battened down and ready for it to continue on its journey.

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UNHCR: a regional approach
 

Sarajevo - The new regional United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Co-ordinator for South East Europe and current Chief of Mission for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Werner Blatter, was kind enough to answer our questions.

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Demolition of unsafe munitions
 

Travnik - A stockpile of unsafe munitions was destroyed at Travnik Range Thursday, Sept. 13, by members of the Dutch explosive ordnance disposal team working in co-operation with the Bosnian Croat element of the Federation Army (VF-H).

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MIRKO, from edition...
 

His name is Mirko. He likes music and movies. That's him in the baggy jeans and baseball cap. He could be any other teenager - and that's exactly the point. Mirko gives a face to a magazine named after him.

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DETAIR Sarajevo
 

Sarajevo - At the end of the track, an Air Bosna plane gets ready to take off. It is waiting for permission from the control tower. The men of DETAIR (French Air Force Detachment) are true professionals, and they take care of a number of tasks.

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Humanitarian help from DETAIR
 

Within the framework of its civil military actions, the DETAIR organised a bingo competition on Aug. 18, 2001. This event brought in 8,150 French francs, allowing 174 packages of nappies to be bought for the benefit of the state orphanage of Sarajevo.

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(Just) a question of language
 

They are present everywhere in BiH and represent an essential part of SFOR communication. Interpreters and translators connect people together and serve as a link between military contingents and the local population.

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From MSG to SSG
 

Camp Butmir - "Hello, I have a problem with my computer. It does not work." - "Could you please describe the breakdown to me?" the operator asks. Explaining the breakdown in English seems to be a very precarious exercise.

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Doing their job
 

Sarajevo - In Sarajevo or even Butmir, they are everywhere. Dressed in blue or their national combat uniform, they perform their job, either on foot or by vehicle, patrolling the streets and the roads.

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Soldier in the Spotlight
 

Hungarian Capt. Zoltan Katona has been a soldier from the day he was born. In Hungarian, the word "katona" means, "soldier." With SFOR, Katona works as the Hungarian liaison officer in the engineer branch.

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