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Possible Eurocorps mission in Afghanistan: FAZ

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Berlin, Jan 26, IRNA -- Paris is considering an engagement of 
commanding officers of Europe`s joint army, Eurocorps, in the 
NATO-led operations in Afghanistan, press reports said here Monday. 
"Such a mission is being studied jointly with the NATO," the 
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) said referring to a French 
Defense Ministry statement over the weekend. 
The Eurocorps, currently led by France and Germany, was set up 
in 1992 and consists of a 60,000-man strong force drawn together 
from the armed forces of the five member states Belgium, France, 
Germany, Luxembourg and Spain. 
Accepted as a rapid reaction force by NATO, Eurocorps has in the 
past joined NATO operations in Bosnia and Kosovo. 

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