Norske politirådgivere bistår Afghansk politi under presidentvalget i Afghanistan 2014. Flere barn var tilstede utenfor valglokalene rundt om i byen. De norske soldatene ble veldig fort populæreNorske politirådgivere bistår Afghansk politi under presidentvalget i Afghanistan 2014. Flere barn var tilstede utenfor valglokalene rundt om i byen. De norske soldatene ble veldig fort populærehttp://forsvaret.no/media/PubImages/Valgdag Afghanistan4.jpghttp://forsvaret.no/media/PubImages/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=196Personell from the Norwegian Police Advisory Team during the presidental election in Afghanistan in 2014. Photo: Alexander Hage

Afghanistan

Norway has been a part of the international coalition forces in Afghanistan since 2002 and is still present in the country.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Resolute Support Mission took over after International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on 1 January 2015. The mission trains, advices and assists Afghan security forces. The Norwegian Armed Forces contribute with personnel from their Special Forces, and with officers who fill different staff positions in the mission.

​What we do​

TThe Resolute Support Mission provides training, advice and assistance for the Afghan security forces and institutions. It will not take part in combat actions.

Nor​way's history in​​ Afghanistan

Since 2002, Norway has had several contributions to the international coalition forces. At the most, Norway had 600 soldiers in Afghanistan. In 2014 the number was 120.

Norway has participated with Ground Forces, Special Forces and air capacities like helicopters and F-16 fighter jets to ISAF. From 2004, the Norwegian efforts were concentrated in the north of the country, in the Faryab Province.

fallen soldiers 

In 2005, Norway took the leadership for the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Meymaneh. In 2014, Norway completed its last large mission for ISAF. The Norwegian camp Nidaros in Mazar-e-Sharif was taken down in July 2014, and ISAF was disbanded the same year.

The Norwegian forces have been in sharp situations and battles with rebel groups on several occasions. Ten Norwegian soldiers have been killed while on duty in Afghanistan.

 Other International Operations

 

 

Iraq<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/netttkirakC8084.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />IraqIn May 2015, the Norwegian Armed Forces sent their first military contribution to the international coalition established to counter ISIL in Iraq.http://forsvaret.no/en/exercise-and-operations/operations/iraq
Balkans<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/tk7529-2.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BalkansThe Norwegian Armed Forces have played an active part in stabilising the Balkans since the 1990s.http://forsvaret.no/en/exercise-and-operations/operations/balkans
Mine countermeasures<img alt="" src="/media/PubImages/SNMCMG1.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Mine countermeasuresMines are still a threat in maritime warfare. Norway contributes with both vessels and personnel to NATO's mine countermeasures. http://forsvaret.no/en/exercise-and-operations/operations/countermeasures-group-1

Published 12 June 2015 18:42.. Last updated 31 July 2017 14:57.