40 NATO soldiers come back from Afghanistan

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The group of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) soldiers from Multinational Corps Northeast landed at Wroclaw airport on Sunday. The Brigadier General Lutz Niemann, the Chief of Staff of the Multinational Corps Northeast, welcomed the soldiers.

The 40 Corps soldiers, coming from Poland, Denmark, Germany, USA, Estonia, Czech Republic and Croatia, started their mission in Afghanistan in July 2014. The Corps, along with Rapid Reaction Force from Turkey, supported peacekeeping and humanitarian actions of the NATO in Afghanistan throughout 2014.

The remaining 60 soldiers from the Corps, who are based in Afghanistan, are expected to come back by January 2015.

The Corps is a part of the NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

The 2014 mission has been the third mission of the Multinational Corps Northeast in Afghanistan. In 2007, the Corps prepared the base for the NATO Land Command Component; in 2010, the Corps deployed the staff to the newly-established ISAF forces. In 2014, the Corps soldiers are the last contingent serving in ISAF mission before it changes the character of its engagement in Afghanistan. Since 2015, the ISAF mission in Afghanistan will be replaced by Resolute Support mission.

The Multinational Corps Northeast was established in 1999 by Poland, Germany and Denmark. The Corps now comprise of 14 nations, including Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, USA, and Hungary. Endit

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