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Published on 15 November 2023


Since 2004, up to 20 members of the Swiss Armed Forces have supported the EUFOR ALTHEA mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina in liaison and observation teams (LOT). They are stationed at well-known or potential hot spots and work in close collaboration with the local population, local authorities and international organisations working in the same region. The teams gather and pass on information to EUFOR headquarters for the purpose of assessing the nationwide security situation  and compiling threat assessments. As part of the mission, a mobile training team of up to six Swiss small arms and ammu­nition specialists are training the armed forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the field of ammunition and weapons management.