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  • Leereintrag
  • Resolute Support Patch

    German troops to remain in Afghanistan

    The Bundeswehr is to carry on advising, supporting and training Afghan security forces in future. There will be a ceiling of 980 on the troops that will be made available. The Cabinet has extended the mandate for the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission by another year. This must still be approved by the German Bundestag.

  • UN Beobachter bei der Befehlsausgabe

    Bundeswehr in Sudan and South Sudan: Continued support for UN missions

    The Bundeswehr is to continue its involvement in two UN missions in Sudan and South Sudan until the end of 2017, the Cabinet has decided. The missions are intended to bring peace, stability and security to the region. The Cabinet's decision must still be approved by the German Bundestag.



Current as of 9/14/16