Thursday, January 15, 2009 -- New dangerous for the German deployment in northern Afghanistan, together with Norwegian and Afghan troops will soon German reconnaissance plane in the northwest of the country a group of Taliban hunt. The region is considered a stronghold of insurgents.
Berlin - The German Armed Forces in Afghanistan, a new, potentially high risk operation in northern Afghanistan before. As the spokesman of the German Defense Ministry in Berlin, the Norwegian army, stationed in northwest Afghanistan is a major operation Bundeswehr forces also required. Thomas Raabe said the Bundeswehr, the Government had requested assistance.
Quick Reaction Force in Afghanistan to hunt Taliban
On the question whether the Army to order a mission against the Taliban is taking part, wanted Raabe not clearly answer. The operation was designed to serve the security situation in northern Afghanistan to improve. Moreover, should the influence of the central Kabul government in the field.
Apparently aware of the speakers avoided any comment on whether German soldiers are thus in a hunt for the Taliban would participate.
But behind the sleeve word "support services" is a delicate operation for German soldiers. Specifically, should help in the operation, which in the coming days to start and should last several weeks, American reconnaissance plane on the ground possible hideouts of the Taliban movement and represent the insurgents understand. The aim of the mission is a group of an estimated 150 Taliban in the region to fight.
Something more concrete than the spokesman for the public informed the heads of the Armed Forces factions in the Bundestag. Thus, the Enlightenment, we should have a maximum total of 20 men and six vehicles are essential for a "targeted" operation, because the Norwegians do not have the technology for "intelligence operations" had.
Up to 26 January should the Germans by the Norwegian base in Maimana, therefore, help out, said a paper by the German Army. Whether the Germans themselves, finally, into the region would drive Ghormach, according to the letter is still open.
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In: Afghanistan, Middle East
Tags: Afghanistan, ISAF, QRF, Germany, German, Norwegian, Armed, Forces, Quick, Reaction, Force, Bundeswehr, Taliban, Insurgents
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