Today at EUFOR BiH HQ in Camp BUTMIR, a ceremony took place to mark the successful achievement of Initial Operational Capability (IOC) by approximately 500 troops of EUFOR’s Intermediate Reserve consisting of four companies from Austria, Bulgaria, Romania and Slovakia. This IOC ceremony marked the successful completion of two weeks of intensive preparation and training, so that these troops are now operationally ready to support EUFORS’s BiH security partners in maintaining a safe and secure environment for all citizens.

In light of the deteriorating security situation internationally and as a precautionary measure, the OP ALTHEA commander has accepted a voluntary national contribution from France to conduct fast-jet training flights over BiH over the coming weeks.

Arms and ammunition control is one of the main roles of EUFOR in BiH.

Four companies, comprising approximately 500 personnel from EUFOR's reserves stationed outside of Bosnia and Herzegovina will be deployed, as a precautionary measure, in the country over the next two weeks to reinforce existing forces, in order to, more effectively support our BiH partners in maintaining a safe and secure environment.

The Turkish Company of the EUFOR Multi National Battalion completed capacity training last week to reach Full Operational Capability.

Today a conference on Cluster Munitions was held at EUFOR Headquarter in Camp BUTMIR in order to meet the goal of a Cluster Munitions free BiH by the end of this year.

Camp Butmir 2 provided the backdrop for an exercise by the Multinational Battalion (MNBN). Each Company that arrives new into the Area of Operations (AO) must undergo standardisation training IOT ensure that they are capable of operating in commonality with the other units of the MNBN.