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Luxembourg army ends Bosnia-Herzegovina mission
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Luxembourg army ends Bosnia-Herzegovina mission

18.11.2013 From our online archive
The return of army officer Joseph Bredimus to Luxembourg on November 15 marked the end of a nine-year army presence in Bosnia-Herzegovina by the Grand Duchy.

(CS) The return of army officer Joseph Bredimus to Luxembourg on November 15 marked the end of a nine-year army presence in Bosnia-Herzegovina by the Grand Duchy.

The Luxembourg army presence was part of the European Union's EUFOR Althea mission, which in 2004 replaced the NATO's Stabilisation Force mission, with the aim to promote peace and stability in the region.

While only around 700 soldiers from 18 EU members states and five non-EU members remain in the region today, initially some 7,000 soldiers were deployed to the area.

The Luxembourg army has shown a continued presence in Bosnia-Herzegovina for the past nine years.

However, no replacement will be sent for “Adjudant Major” Bredimus, who returned to Luxembourg on November 15 after four months in Bosnia-Herzegovina, marking the end of the Grand Duchy's involvement in the mission.

The Luxembourg army currently still has troops deployed in Kosovo, Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lebanon and Mali.