Albania sends peacekeeping contingent to Afghanistan.

By bne IntelliNews January 17, 2012
The Albanian army has sent Eagle 4 contingent to Afghanistan as part of a NATO-led mission, the defence ministry said in a statement. The contingent includes 45 trained troops who will be deployed in Afghanistans second largest city of Kandahar, replacing Albanias Eagle 3 troops. Albania has reinforced its military presence in Afghanistan in December 2009 following the example of the US authorities. The Balkan country plans to continue participation in peace keeping missions in Afghanistan after 2014. Albania currently takes part in the UNs MINURCAT mission in Chad and in an EU-led mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The mission in Iraq under the NATO command ended in 2009.

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