The Netherlands:Wars by: Julius

Netherlands Fighting in the Afganistan war

As part of Operation Enduring Freedom, the Netherlands deployed aircraft as part of the European Participating Air Force in support of ground operations in Afghanistan as well as Dutch naval frigates to police the waters of the Middle East Indian Ocean. Starting in 2006, the Netherlands deployed further troops and helicopters to Afghanistan as part of a new security operation in the south of the country. Dutch ground and air forces totalled almost 2,000 personnel during 2006, taking part in combat operations alongside British and Canadian forces as part of NATO's force in the south. Most of the troops operated in the Uruzgan Province as part of a 3-D strategy (defense, development, diplomacy). On November 1, 2006 Dutch Major-General Ton Van Loon took over NATO Regional Command South in Afghanistan for a six months period from the Canadians

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