Wednesday, 28 October 2009 00:00
COM EUFOR thanked all the personnel of LOT House for their hospitality and their thorough briefing which demonstrated their clear understanding of their area of activity.
In the afternoon of the same day a representative of the Historical Office of EUFOR HQ, Muhidin Tutic, was in charge of the WWII battlefield tour of Drvar. Valuable lessons on the airdrop operation from May 1944 were learned by the attendees, thanks to the thorough hystorical research done by Mr. Tutic.
The following day, 29th October 2009, COM EUFOR and DCOM EUFOR visited the LOT House in Cazin, where they were received by the Romanian military personnel. The Commander of the LOT, Major Teodorescu welcomed COM EUFOR and his staff, than introduced the LOT personnel before giving a briefing to the visitors. The presentation provided an update of the present situation together with an insight of the LOT activities.
Second step was the visit of LOT House in Prijedor. LOT Commander, Captain Alejandro Martin gave a warm welcome to the distinguished guests. The LOT Commander briefed them on the LOT house activities. At the end of the meeting Major General Castagnotto thanked the LOTpersonnel for their hospitality and praised the members of the Team for their motivation.
The final step was the visit of the concentration camps from the 1992-1995 war in Prijedor, Omarska and Keraterm. Discovery of the camps by the media had a big impact on the public opinion in the Western countries and was among the factors that prompted the International Community to establish the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).
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