Bulgaria's 31st Contingent Returns From Afghanistan

Politics » DEFENSE | October 8, 2016, Saturday // 10:53
Bulgaria: Bulgaria's 31st Contingent Returns From Afghanistan BGNES

The 31st contingent of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Bulgaria returned to the country on October 7 after successful participation in NATO’s mission in Afghanistan Resolute Support.

The contingent was greeted at Sofia Airport by the Chief of Staff of Allied Command Commodore Dimitar Yordanov.

The contingent consists of nearly 110 soldiers included in a national command element, a team of advisers and a platoon for the security of Kandahar Airport.

During their six-month participation in Resolute Support, the soldiers were dispatched to Kabul and Kandahar, and carried out daily 24-hour shifts in different NATO bases, mechanised and foot patrols, control of automobile and pedestrian traffic, as well as training, advising and supporting units of the Afghanistan National Army, reported the Ministry of Defence.

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Tags: Afghanistan, Kabul, Kandahar, NATO, Resolute Support
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