Czech troops decorated upon return from Afghanistan, Kosovo

Forty Czech soldiers who recently returned from missions in Afghanistan and Kosovo were decorated with the Medal for Service Abroad at a military air base in Náměšť nad Oslavou on Friday. Around half of them were pilots who came back after serving four months in Kabul where they trained local forces; two of them suffered injuries during their mission. More than 7,000 Czech troops served in foreign missions last year; currently there are some 700 soldiers deployed in Afghanistan.

Author: Jan Richter