Bulgaria’s non-combat unit was deployed in the camp Ashraf area

Bulgaria’s non-combat unit, which will perform tasks in a military-humanitarian mission at Camp Ashraf in Iraq was deployed in the camp area on April 11, the Bulgarian Defense Ministry said.

The 153-strong contingent will be responsible for order and administration at the repatriation centre and for the escort of refugees in the camp and will guard facilities within its perimeter.

On March 29 Bulgaria sent off its first non-combat unit to guard the Iraqi refugee camp of Ashraf.

Bulgaria’s parliament approved the government decision to send up to 153 troops to guard the Iraqi camp of Ashraf, about 70 km north of Baghdad. The unit should stay in Iraq for a year.

Iran-Interlink, April 13, 2006

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