Dutch Battle Group Press Release
First published in
SFOR Informer#122, September 19, 2001
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).
The munitions, 100 Type 7 rocket-propelled grenades, were destroyed
in three explosions made at the range. Destroying unsafe munitions
is part of an ongoing effort to improve the safety of weapons
and ammunition stored by the Armed Forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina
(AF in BiH).
Over the past few months, Multinational Division - Southwest (MND-SW)
has been working in close co-operation with all components of
the AF BiH to make the environment safer for all. In order to
comply, commanders of the Armed Forces must take appropriate steps
to ensure the safety of weapons and ammunition under their control.
This includes the adoption of modern safety and security standards
for weapons and ammunition storage sites. SFOR has developed plans
and currently assists the Armed Forces in BiH by relocating ammunition
into centralised locations away from cities or densely populated
regions. These joint SFOR/AF in BiH operations are being conducted
to help ensure a safer and more secure Bosnia and Herzegovina
for all citizens.
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