Three senior officials removed from Czech army’s Special Operations Group

The head of the Czech army’s Special Operations Group, Petr Krčmář, has been removed from his post alongside two other senior officials, Czech Television reported on Saturday. The unit is currently being investigated by the Czech Defence Ministry, following a series of internal conflicts, Czech Television reported. On Thursday, Jan Čermák, a spokesperson for the Defence Ministry, confirmed that three senior officials from the unit had been transferred to other positions in the army. Czech Television reported on Saturday that the three men concerned were considering leaving the army altogether. The broadcaster said that problems had arisen in the unit following soldiers’ return from Afghanistan, where they were posted for two years until 2008.

Author: Rosie Johnston