Army chief-of-staff decorates soldiers on observer missions

The Czech army chief-of-staff, Petr Pavel, on Tuesday decorated six soldiers who served on observer missions in the Congo, Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Egyptian-Israeli border zone. General Petr Pavel thanked them for the courage and dedication with which they served their countries noting that while observer missions were not generally perceived as dangerous they could be extremely challenging with international observers coming under rebel attacks and falling prey to diseases such malaria.