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Defence minister honours soldiers for service in Afghanistan
Defence Minister Martin Barták has awarded medals of honour to members of the Special Forces’ 5th contingent for their service in Afghanistan. Two soldiers were awarded the State Defence Cross, and an additional eight the Cross of Merit of the Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic. All of the soldiers present received Medals for Service Abroad. The ceremony on Friday was attended by the top military brass and also by the country’s Prime Minister Jan Fischer. The soldiers recognised served the last six months in Afghanistan, both in humanitarian missions but also helping to fight members of the Taliban.
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