Saturday, July 22, 2006

Kosovo UN force to boost northern presence

Text of report by Radio-Television Kosovo TV website on 21 July

According to Kfor Kosovo Un Force], a 650-strong battalion of the German army that is part of the NATO Operational Reserve Force is on the way to Kosova [Kosovo] as part of the operation that will demonstrate decisiveness and dedication of the NATO mission in Kosova. Kfor has also announced that it will boost its presence in northern Kosova, to ensure the people of Kosova on the dedication that NATO has to ensure security and stability in the region. Disembarkation of troops in Kosova confirms NATO's ability to strengthen its troops on the field within a short time period. The German battalion - ORF are mission ready and are logistically self sustained, they will also be ready to very quickly get acquainted with the terrain and the environment.

Source: RTK TV website, Pristina, in Albanian 1044 gmt 21 Jul 06

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