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  • Sixteen suspects arrested by Polish troops in Iraq

    11/05/2007 11:47:47 AM PST · by lizol · 6 replies · 93+ views
    Sixteen suspects arrested by Polish troops in Iraq 05.11.2007 Polish troops together with the Iraqi army and police have detained 16 people suspected of the latest attacks on the coalition forces and civilian population in the south central stabilization zone. Among them may be also people responsible for the latest attack on a Polish convoy, in which one soldier was killed and three were wounded. The detention is a result of a well-coordinated, large scale operation aimed at crushing a criminal group responsible for attacks with the use of car bombs and land mines
  • State assistance for families of Polish soldiers killed and injured in Iraq

    11/04/2007 3:21:56 PM PST · by lizol · 6 replies · 73+ views
    * State assistance for families of Polish soldiers killed and injured in Iraq * 04.11.2007 The widow of the Polish soldier who was killed in Iraq on Friday has been awarded a life pension and special allowances to cover the costs of education of their two children. A government spokesman said that decisions on the form of assistance to the families of three other soldiers who suffered injuries in the attack will be taken on Monday. One of them lost an arm. 31 year-old Corporal Andrzej Filipek died after a mine explosion hit a Polish convoy. He is the 27th...
  • Polish soldiers commemorated

    11/02/2007 2:36:31 PM PDT · by lizol · 6 replies · 76+ views
    thenews.pl ^ | November 2. 2007
    Polish soldiers commemorated Created: Friday, November 2. 2007 The Ministry of National Defense has dedicated a special Internet gallery to soldiers killed overseas in Iraq, Afghanistan, but also Kosovo, Lebanon, Syria and Egypt. The list of soldiers killed during missions abroad features 73 names. The Ministry has explained that the gallery is a tribute to the memory of the heroes “who died while carrying out professional duties abroad”. The list is to be completed gradually. At present the gallery includes short biographies and information on the mission in which a given soldier was killed. The Ministry has requested their families...
  • Polish soldier killed in Iraq, three others injured

    11/02/2007 2:33:11 PM PDT · by lizol · 8 replies · 49+ views
    AFP ^ | November 2, 2007
    Polish soldier killed in Iraq, three others injured WARSAW (AFP) — One Polish soldier was killed and three others injured when a mine explosion hit their convoy in Iraq, Poland's defence minister said Friday. Corporal Andrzej Filipek, 31, died in the blast, and one of the three injured was in serious condition, said Defence Minister Aleksander Szczyglo. The injured were hospitalised at a Polish base near Diwaniyah in southeastern Iraq. The attack brought to 22 the number of Polish troops killed in the country since the US-led invasion in 2003. Earlier this month, Poland's ambassador in Iraq, Edward Pietrzyk, was...
  • Poland not deserting Iraq, says PM

    10/09/2007 2:59:39 PM PDT · by lizol · 4 replies · 257+ views
    thenews.pl ^ | Tuesday, October 9. 2007
    Poland not deserting Iraq, says PM Tuesday, October 9. 2007 Poland should leave Iraq as part of a political plan and wait for a move on the part of the allies, especially keeping an eye on what happens after elections in the USA, Poland’s Prime Minister Jarosław Kaczyński has told Polish Radio. He was reacting to the recent series of attacks on the Polish embassy in Baghdad. “We should leave the Iraq within a framework of a political plan, and not run away or desert because this would mean that we lose everything we already gained there. And we will...
  • Polish soldier wounded in Afghanistan wants to return

    09/22/2007 1:26:19 PM PDT · by lizol · 7 replies · 66+ views
    thenews.pl ^ | Friday, September 21. 2007
    Polish soldier wounded in Afghanistan wants to return Friday, September 21. 2007 Private Michal Ozog - injured in a road mine blast last month in Afghanistan – has told the Polish Radio News Agency (IAR) that he would be re-joining his unit to continue his service in two months at the latest. Private Ożóg said he could still remember the day in Afghanistan when his vehicle was shattered by a booby trap. As a result, the Polish soldier was badly burned. To this day, he is not convinced that any additional armour on the vehicle would have made any difference...
  • Poland commits to one more year in Afghanistan

    09/19/2007 11:45:15 AM PDT · by lizol · 17 replies · 359+ views
    thenews.pl ^ | September 19. 2007
    Poland commits to one more year in Afghanistan Wednesday, September 19. 2007 The Polish Defense Ministry has accepted President Lech Kaczynski’s motion to prolong the presence of Polish soldiers in Afghanistan for another year. Previously, Polish forces were to leave Afghanistan in mid-October. The new motion prolongs their presence until October, 31, 2008, informs the Government Information Centre. There are around 1100 Polish forces currently stationed in Afghanistan, mainly in the eastern provinces.
  • Poland plans to extend troops' presence Afghanistan

    09/14/2007 12:39:32 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies · 317+ views
    AFP ^ | 9/14/2007
    Polish Defence Minister Aleksander Szczyglo said Thursday he had asked for government approval to keep 1,200 Polish soldiers in Afghanistan deployed there into 2008. The PAP news agency said he made the announcement during a visit to Kabul. The Polish force in Afghanistan operates under NATO's 36,000-strong International Security Assistance Force and handle security in the southeast Ghazni and Patika provinces. Their elite units are also stationed in Kandahar in the south of the country. According to a June poll, 78 percent of Poles disapprove of Poland's continued military role in ISAF, while 17 percent are against and five percent...
  • Poland will compensate for civilian losses in Afghanistan

    09/14/2007 1:19:23 PM PDT · by lizol · 1 replies · 189+ views
    Polish Radio ^ | 14.09.2007
    Poland will compensate for civilian losses in Afghanistan 14.09.2007 Poland will compensate for civilian losses sustained by the local population in wake of an exchange of fire between the Taliban and Polish troops in the Paktika region of Afghanistan. Several people had been killed when a Polish military patrol began pursuit after a rebel grouping which had attacked them. Polish authorities pledged to extend assistance to the wounded in the action. Three women and an 18 year old youth are being transported to Poland for medical treatment and rehabilitation. Also, another boy from the same village has been included in...
  • Poland plans to extend troops' presence Afghanistan

    09/14/2007 1:27:02 PM PDT · by lizol · 4 replies · 283+ views
    AFP ^ | 14.09.2007
    Poland plans to extend troops' presence Afghanistan WARSAW (AFP) — Polish Defence Minister Aleksander Szczyglo said Thursday he had asked for government approval to keep 1,200 Polish soldiers in Afghanistan deployed there into 2008. The PAP news agency said he made the announcement during a visit to Kabul. The Polish force in Afghanistan operates under NATO's 36,000-strong International Security Assistance Force and handle security in the southeast Ghazni and Patika provinces. Their elite units are also stationed in Kandahar in the south of the country. According to a June poll, 78 percent of Poles disapprove of Poland's continued military role...
  • Polish troops killed Afghan civilians

    08/22/2007 12:59:43 PM PDT · by lizol · 9 replies · 293+ views
    Reuters ^ | 22 Aug 2007
    Polish troops killed Afghan civilians-ministry 22 Aug 2007 16:30:35 GMT WARSAW, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Polish soldiers killed several Afghan civilians in a clash with insurgents last week, Poland's defence ministry said on Wednesday. "As a result of an exchange of fire between the terrorists and our soldiers, there have been some casualties among civilians," the ministry said in a statement. The incident took place on Aug. 16 in the southeastern province of Patika, close to the Pakistani border.Poland has some 1,100 soldiers in Afghanistan as part of a NATO mission. A ministry spokesman told Polish television that "several civilians"...
  • TANKS ON THE STREETS OF WARSAW! (SEE PICTURES)

    08/14/2007 4:17:06 PM PDT · by lizol · 37 replies · 1,790+ views
    various | August 14, 2007
    Polish troops and guests preparing for the parade on Polish Army Day (August 15, 2007) - picture gallery
  • Polish soldier killed in Afghanistan

    08/14/2007 9:41:32 AM PDT · by lizol · 8 replies · 455+ views
    Polish Radio ^ | 14.08.2007
    Polish soldier killed in Afghanistan 14.08.2007 A Polish soldier has been killed in Afghanistan. The 28-year-old lieutenant was wounded after shots were fired at his patrol, and died as he was being transported to hospital. This is the first Polish soldier killed in the mission to Afghanistan. The Polish contingent there, which is part of the Nato-led ISAF mission, numbers about 1100 troops, based in provinces Ghazni and Paktika.
  • We will take Iraqi interpreters, says Polish defense minister

    08/12/2007 12:20:36 PM PDT · by lizol · 10 replies · 575+ views
    thenews.pl ^ | Saturday, August 11. 2007
    We will take Iraqi interpreters, says Polish defense minister Created: Saturday, August 11. 2007 In an interview with Polish Radio this morning, Polish defense minister, Aleksander Szczyglo, said that the government would be happy to give safe sanctuary to Iraqis who worked for the Polish army. He also said that a decision as to how long Polish troops would remain in Iraq would be taken in the autumn. This week the UK government announced that it was reviewing its policy of not giving asylum to Iraqis working for the coalition forces. The U.S. government is offering 1,000 special immigration visas...
  • Polish armoured personnel carrier runs over land mine in Afghanistan

    08/12/2007 12:19:10 PM PDT · by lizol · 32 replies · 3,599+ views
    Polish Radio ^ | 12.08.2007
    Polish armoured personnel carrier runs over land mine in Afghanistan 12.08.2007 The Rosomak - a Polish armoured vehicle hit a land mine in eastern Afghanistan, 40 kilometres from the military base in Sharan in the Paktika province. No Polish soldiers were injured although the blast severely damaged the vehicle. The vehicle was on its way to assist US troops under fire from insurgents when the accident happened. The vehicle has been taken back to base afterwards. The Polish force serving as a part of the NATO peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan, has 24 Rosomak armoured personnel carriers reinforced with a composite...
  • Afghan Children Start Field Trip on Chinook Helicopter

    07/31/2007 4:56:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 363+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Aubree Rundle
    A class of Afghan boys with Polish Army escorts boards a CH-47 Chinook helicopter look out the tail end of the aircraft at their country from nearly 10,000 feet during a field trip July 25. U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Aubree Rundle Afghan Children Start Field Trip on Chinook Helicopter Youth trip helps build Polish-Afghan relations. U.S. Army Spc. Aubree Rundle Task Force Pegasus Public Affairs FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan, July 31, 2007 — A class of nearly 20 young Afghan boys and their instructors took an unusual route for their class trip July 25. Escorted by members...
  • Polish Soldiers Help Afghan Children Experience Kite-Flying Joy

    07/10/2007 4:56:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 21 replies · 612+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Micah E. Clare
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan, July 10, 2007 – Best-selling books have painted pictures of Afghan children flying colorful kites high in blue skies against backdrops of snow-capped mountains that tower over quaint villages, but not all Afghan children are fortunate enough to own such simple, yet wonderful toys. Two Polish soldiers show an Afghan boy how to fly his new kite in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province, June 24, 2007. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Micah E. Clare  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. However, when the Polish Battle Group arrived in Ghazni province’s Andar district near the end of...
  • Polish soldiers ready in Afghanistan

    05/20/2007 11:06:55 AM PDT · by lizol · 5 replies · 655+ views
    Polish Radio ^ | 20.05.2007
    Polish soldiers ready in Afghanistan 20.05.2007 1300 Polish soldiers stationed in Afghanistan are getting ready to officially commence their mission. Their aim is to achieve full combat readiness at the end of May/ beginning of June which means that they will then be ready to patrol their region and face the Taliban forces if such a need arises. According to analysts, Polish troops in Afghanistan will have to face not only risky military operations but also an increasing dislike for foreign troops manifested by local communities. However, general Mieczyslaw Bieniek, an adviser to Afghani minister of defense in Kabul is...
  • Polish soldiers preparing for Afghan mission (LARGE COOL PICTURE GALLERY)

    11/27/2006 2:17:12 PM PST · by lizol · 30 replies · 1,703+ views
    mon.gov.pl ^ | 2006-11-24
  • Polish populist to press for withdrawal from Iraq

    05/05/2006 10:50:08 AM PDT · by lizol · 5 replies · 299+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri 5 May 2006
    Polish populist to press for withdrawal from Iraq Fri 5 May 2006 6:37 AM ET WARSAW, May 5 (Reuters) - Poland's firebrand populist Andrzej Lepper, set to join the government on Friday, said his Self-Defence party would oppose an extension of the country's military presence in Iraq beyond the end of the year. In December, the ruling conservatives and President Lech Kaczynski agreed with Washington to keep troops in Iraq until the end of 2006 to maintain the multinational character of the U.S.-led military force in the Gulf state. "We want to withdraw our troops from Iraq and we will...