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Residents of Afghanistan Ghowr province encouraged to turn in illegal weapons
imgOn August 4 assistant head of Lithuanian Special Mission in Afghanistan Tomas Urbonas and officers of the Lithuanian-led PRT visited Du Layna District of Ghowr and met with elders of villages and members of local government.
Lithuanian troops come under fire in Ghor, Afghanistan, no injuries reported
On Friday night, troops from the Provincial Reconstruction Team on patrol in the district of Chahar Saden in the northern part of the province came under fire in Afghanistan's province of Ghor. The Defense Ministry has reported that no servicemen were injured during the incident.
PRT build new housing for orphans in Ghowr, Afghanistan
Deminers of the Lithuanian-led Ghowr PRT and civilian experts of the Special Mission surveyed territory prepared for building children's home on August 1. ”Currently orphans' home is settled in a rented building. Each year children are forced to move to a new place because the owners terminate the leases. The premises are not suitable for living, there are no basic sanitary conditions", development advisor to the Lithuanian Special Mission Mindaugas Simonaitis said about the present orphans' home.
Lithuanian Special Operations Unit soldiers started mission in southern Afghanistan
imgOn August 1 troops of the Lithuanian Special Operation Unit Squadron ”Aitvaras" started one-year NATO International Security Assistance Force mission in southern Afghanistan. Soldiers of the Special Forces along with soldiers from other NATO countries will be conducting special surveillance, terrorist identification, arrest and neutralisation, and other high-intensity combat tasks.
Lithuanian Armed Forces chief to discuss reserve officer situation in Riga
The acting Commander of the Lithuanian Armed Forces, Chief of the Defense Ministry's Defense Staff Brigade General Vitalijus Vaiksnoras will attend a congress in Riga on Thursday to discuss the situation of reserve troops returning from military missions.
Lithuanian Defence and Foreign Ministers go on work visit to USA
Defence Minister Juozas Olekas and Foreign Minister Petras Vaitiekunas goes on a two-day work visit to Washington (USA) on August 6.

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