Fighter planes to be sent to Afghanistan
TT/Peter Vinthagen Simpson · 15 Mar 2008, 11:30
Published: 15 Mar 2008 11:30 GMT+01:00
"If we look only at Europe then we have often been stationed 10, 15 years in the Balkans," said lieutenant general Anders Lindström.
Lindström is currently inspecting the Swedish garrison in Afghanistan. He believes that Swedish forces will be stationed in the country a minimum of five and maximum of 15 years.
There are currently 350 Swedish soldiers stationed in the country and within a year the force is expected to have been increased to 500. The government has not yet approved the reinforcements but Lindström is counting on them doing so.