Croatian Army in Firefight With Taliban

24 02 2011

The recording above was broadcast on Croatian TV “24 Hours” showing Croatian troops, alongside Afghan National Army troops, in Afghanistan engaged in a firefight.

This recording caused some in Croatia to question whether Croatian troops deployed in Afghanistan a mere observers or full fledged combatants. Some Croatian soldiers who have returned from Afghanistan secretly voiced their opinion that Croatian soldiers should not be involved in such combat actions and that the Croatian government and military hides these types of videos from the Croatian public.

Officially, the task of the Croatian army deployed in Afghanistan is to mentor, supervise and train the Afghan army. Some in Croatia feel that having Croatian soldiers involved in direct combat actions is contrary to what the Croatian public is willing to accept.

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