35 members of the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) will be deploying to Afghanistan in May, where they will serve in the framework of the NATO-led Operation Resolute Support.
“Estonia has decided to increase its contribution to NATO’s Operation Resolute Support in Afghanistan, and according to plan, an infantry platoon and logistics personnel will begin serving in Afghanistan this May,” EDF spokesperson Capt. Arvo Jõesalu told ERR.
According to Jõesalu, the area of operation for the Estonian troops will be the Kabul region in the eastern part of the country. The infantry platoon and support element are to consist of up to 35 members of the EDF.