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Published:November 1st, 2006 03:14 EST
Slovakian Engineers destroy more than 27 tons of munitions

Slovakian Engineers destroy more than 27 tons of munitions

By SOP newswire

Since Sept. 11, the 7th Engineer Rotation engineering group assigned to Camp Echo in Ad Diwaniyah, conducted 31 engineering missions.

The Slovakians patrolled, surveyed, de-mined and provided engineer reconnaissance to an area more than 97,900 square meters.  Their efforts significantly reduced what could have been a great threat local Iraqi citizens, and kept the munitions from falling into the hands of insurgents or others who would harm Iraqis and Coalition Forces.

In addition to conducting mine clearing operations, Slovakian engineers provided valuable training to Iraqi engineers on minefield safety, de-mining, unexploded munitions clearing and disposal and light construction.  The Slovakians trainers used both classroom instruction and hands-on exercises to teach important engineering skills. 

Also during White Eagle II, the engineers built checkpoints for the Iraqi Army in Ad Diwaniyah.  Multi-National Division - Central South Commander, Maj. Gen. Bronislaw Kwiatkowski, commended fourteen Slovakian Soldiers for their outstanding work, courage, readiness, engagement and devotion to making Iraq a safer place.