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New Norwegian military camp

The largest Norwegian military camp of the time outside Norway is being built in Afghanistan.


[Afghanistan] Next month, the largest Norwegian military camp outside Norway will be ready in Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan. The new military camp is located near the border with Uzbekistan. The camp with Norwegian soldiers, which was attacked by demonstrative Afghans on Tuesday, is also located in northern Afghanistan. Specifically, in Meymaneh near the border with Turkmenistan.

- It is uncertain what can happen in Mazar-e-Sharif in relation to protests against the Muhammad cartoons. So far, there have been fewer attacks on international forces there than elsewhere in Afghanistan. It is most dangerous if the new camp is mixed with the US Operation Enduring Freedom, says Afghanistan expert Arne Strand at Christian Michelsen's Institute.

Kristian Berg Harpviken, a researcher at the Institute for Peace Research (PRIO) shares the concern.

- The distinction between the peacekeeping ISAF forces and Operation Enduring. . .

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