Swedish Soldiers Training for Afghanistan

In early November 2008, 350 Swedish soldiers were sent to northern Afghanistan, to replace the force serving there with the International Security Assistance Force. They served in Mazar-i-Sharif for six months until May 2008.

Radio Sweden's George Wood visited the unit during a Military Observation Team exercise as they prepared to go to Afghanistan and talked to the commander and two of the Swedish soliders:

Listen to George Wood's report

This clip is just a small part of a lengthy role-playing exercise in which the Swedish patrol breaks up and mediates a feud between two families in a village, through an interpreter.

Photo: George Wood

Swedish soldiers debriefing after the exercise
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