NATO missions in Bosnia IFOR and SFOR

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    NATO missions in Bosnia IFOR and SFOR

    Post by kokan1 on Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:26 pm

    The Implementation Force (IFOR) was a NATO-led multinational force in Bosnia and Herzegovina under a one year mandate from 20 December 1995 to 20 December 1996 under the codename Operation Joint Endeavor to implement the military Annexes of The General Framework Agreement for Peace (GFAP) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, having taken over from UNPROFOR. The Dayton Agreement or GFAP, signed in Paris on 14 December 1995 resulted from a long series of events. This was NATO's first ever out-of-area land deployment. The Land Component's part of the operation was known as Operation Firm Endeavour. On 21 December 1996 the task of IFOR was taken over by SFOR. At its height, IFOR involved troops from 32 countries and numbered some 54,000 troops in-country (BiH) and around 80,000 involved troops in total (with support and reserve troops stationed in Crotia, Hungary, Germany, Italy and also on ships in the adriatic). In the initial phases of the operation, much of the initial composition of the IFOR consisted of units re-flagged from the UNPROFOR operation. The tasks of the Land Component were carried out by three Multi National Divisions: Mostar MND(SE) - French led; Banja Luka MND(SW) - British led and Tuzla MND(N) - American led.



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    Re: NATO missions in Bosnia IFOR and SFOR

    Post by kokan1 on Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:28 pm

    The Stabilisation Force (SFOR) was a NATO-led multinational force in Bosnia and Herzegovina which was tasked with upholding the Dayton Agreement. The SFOR operated under the code name Operation Joint Guard (December 21, 1996 – June 19, 1998) and Operation Joint Forge (June 20, 1998 – December 2, 2004). Troop levels were reduced to approximately 12,000 by the close of 2002, and to approximately 7,000 by the close of 2004. During NATO's 2004 Instambul Summit the end of the SFOR mission was announced. It took over from IFOR and was replaced by the European Unions's Eufor Althea, on December 2, 2004. Small numbers of US troops continue involvement (about 250 total) in a limited capacity to hunt down alleged Bosnian Serb war criminal Ratko Mladić. SFOR was divided into three zones of operation: Mostar MNB(S)-Italian, French, Spanish; Banja Luka MND(W)- British, Canadian, Czech, Dutch and Tuzla MND(N)- American, Polish, Russian, Swedish. The three AOs were known collectively as the Multi National Division until the end of 2002 where they were reduced in scope to the Multi National Brigade.


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