Edition 127
November 28, 2001

map of locations

map of locations
Guide to locations

 

 


SFOR website reaches new heights
 

www. - The end of October brought good news to the SFOR Informer's office as the paper's website attracted over one million visitors during a month-long period, the first time such a feat had been achieved since its inception.

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The armed forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina
 

The historical series SFOR Informer published in six previous issues met with certain success. That's why the publication decided to continue with this type of article, but this time about Bosnia and Herzegovina as it is today.

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Mountain warriors: making thunder in the valley
 

Macipolje - By the end of last month, between Nevesinje and Gacko, the 27th regiment of "chasseurs alpins" (Mountain Troops) belonging to the French Battle Group (FR BG) were engaged in various training exercises.

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Blue lights, makeup, action!
 

Novi Travnik - The Dutch Battle Group undertook Ex Blue Lights, which tested its skills and abilities with an imitation road traffic accident. Also present was Dutch WO Willem Onstein who was practising another skill, namely that of casualty simulation.

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UK BG: making a difference in the community
 

Bosanska Gradiska - Teachers, students and parents of Danilo Borkovic School see the benefits of co-operation between the Municipality, Republika Srpska Government, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and SFOR.

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Trainspotting
 

Doboj - Recently, German Capt. Joachim Metzner, SFOR Rail Ops staff officer, carried out one of his last field visits with managers from Republika Srpska Railways ("Zeljeznice Republika Srpska", ZRS) in the Doboj area.

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MSU crowd control and hostage rescue demonstration
 

Banja Luka - The scenario was simple - a group of about 30 protesters was holding one person hostage. The Multinational Specialised Unit (MSU) was tasked to push back the crowd of protesters and rescue the hostage.

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Debunking the myth
 

Camp Butmir - Psychological operations (PSYOPS) brings to mind a shadowy world of subterfuge and intrigue conducted from ill lit underground bunkers. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.

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Solving the problem together
 

Sarajevo - In the aftermath of the war, the problem of land mines continues to be an issue that affects all people, regardless of what side they were on in the conflict. As such, it has become an opportunity for these sides to finally work together in solving the problem.

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Learning how to help
 

Camp Butmir - CJ9 HQ Element SFOR ran the 16th Civil Military Co-operation (CIMIC) course Nov. 12-16, in camp Butmir. Attendees were drawn from all the Multinational Divisions and from further afield.

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Burying the dead
 

Hadzici - On Tuesday, Nov. 20, International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) conducted one of its last exhumations of the year in co-operation with the Commission on Missing Persons of Republika Srpska (CMP RS), and with support from SFOR.

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Bridge over troubled water
 

Tomici - When the project began, there was nothing in Tomici but Velika Usora River, dividing the village. Thanks to the efforts of the Turkish CIMIC team and the local residents, Baris Köprüsü bridge was opened Nov. 23.

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The road to rehabilitation
 

Slatina - Many people who hear the word "spa" think of a place where wealthy people go to be pampered. Tucked away in the hills on a winding road Northeast of Banja Luka is the site of Slatina Spa, a different type of spa.

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Soldier in the Spotlight
 

Born in 1969 in Beni Mellal, in the centre of Morocco, Staff Sgt. Mustapha Makroum joined the Royal Infantry College to be a non-commissioned officer in 1988. "I'm very proud to belong to SFOR and work hard to return this country to peace," he said.

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