Sunday, September 17, 2006

More Australian Troops Arrive In Afghanistan

A contingent of 400 Australian soldiers has landed in Afghanistan to operate in the country's southern Uruzgan province under the command of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). A statement said the Australian troops would be part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).The statement said around 100 Australian troops had spent the past two weeks integrating with Dutch soldiers and undergoing further military training on the ground and had also been building their camp. Quoting commander of the Reconstruction Task Force LT Colonel Mick Ryan, the statement said it was a good mission. The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is made up of approximately 400 personnel and a number of IMV Bushmaster Vehicles, in addition to several Australian Light Armoured Vehicles said the commander. Another batch of about 100 Australian soldiers is expected to arrive in Afghanistan in the next week, said the statement.