44th battalion gets ready for Kunduz mission

The 44th armoured battalion of the Johannes Post barracks in Havelte is preparing to go to Kunduz to protect the 200 police trainers being sent to Afghanistan by the government, according to sources quoted in the Telegraaf.

The 44th, part of the Johan Willem Friso infantry regiment, previously took a peace-keeping role during the Unifil mission to Libanon in 1979.
There has been no comment from the defence ministry.
Around 60 of the battalion will be deployed in Kunduz and the rest at a military base where four Dutch F-16s will be stationed.

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