Fri, May 24 2013
After a short ceremony Bulgarian troops took control of the international airport in Afghanistan's Kabul.
Bulgarians came in charge after previously Romanian troops were responsible for the airport management, Darik Radio reported.
Lieutenant General David Richards, head of the NATO international security force in Afghanistan said that more Bulgarian troops would be needed in Afghanistan. On July 31 the operation in Afghanistan entered its third phase and the southern province of Kandahar came under NATO control.
After the launch of the third phase nearly all of Afghanistan came under NATO control. Troops are not present in the eastern part of the country only.
On July 31 Richards met a Bulgarian military delegation including the head of the Bulgarian mission and the officer in charge of the Kabul airport.
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