Thursday, February 02, 2006

Czech Republic to send more troops to Afghanistan

Specifically an anti-terrorist unit. The more help the better; I'm sure the Afghans will appreciate the assistance.

The Czech Republic will send 120 soldiers, who will operate alongside the Americans within the Enduring Freedom operation for six months.

[Defence Minister Karel] Kuehnl said that the mission would be similar to another mission from 2004 when Czechs had been fulfilling special tasks in the struggle with terrorism in Afghanistan.

[...] The Defence Ministry wants the number of the soldiers in northern Afghanistan to double and in autumn a new contingent for the protection of the Kabul airport is to arrive for four months.

The more the merrier. Don't forget though, there's no world support for the president and his GWOT. Just a reminder...