Afghanistan - Konduz
Konduz is a city in the north of Afghanistan and the capital of Konduz province. It is linked by highways to Mazar-e-Sharif, Kabul, and Tajikistan's border. Konduz was the last major city to fall to the US-backed Northern Alliance during Operation Enduring Freedom.
Germany received responsibility for the Konduz PRT from the US in October 2003. The PRT is led jointly by a Bundeswehr commander and a representative of Germany's foreign office. o The contingent includes staff and support troops, a protection force, a medical company, sappers, engineers, and military police or "feldjagers." Since the summer of 2004, Belgium, France, Hungary, and Croatia have participated in the PRT's operations. Switzerland also has a small contingent of troops at the PRT compound.
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