The Croatian flag was lowered at Camp Marmal in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan on Saturday to mark the departure of Croatia's 12th and final contingent taking part in NATO’s mission Resolute Support.
Brigadier General Ansgar Meyer, the commander of Resolute Support, said he was proud to have had the honor of commanding Croatian troops. He handed over the Croatian flag to Croatian Col. Ivica Matanović.
Resolute Support was launched in 2015, replacing the International Security Assistance Force that was established by the UN in 2001. The mission provides further training, advice, and assistance for the Afghan security forces and institutions.
More than 5,500 Croatian troops have been deployed to Afghanistan since Croatia joined ISAF in 2003.
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