Press release of the Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence and the General Staff of the Albanian Armed Forces announce that yesterday, at 22:40 local time in Afghanistan, a serviceman with initials XH.J. lost his life.

The authorities at the Ministry of Defence and General Staff of the Armed Forces are cooperating with the Operation Command to have a full investigation of the circumstances in which the event took place.

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The Civil Emergency Committee is constituted, support to the rehabilitation project of Bërdica

Rehabilitation of the damages caused by the outflows of the Drin River in Bërdicë of Shkodra is the first decision of the newly constituted Committee of Civil Emergency. The committee also discussed the situation as a result of recent rainfalls in the country, measures taken, and meteorological expectations.
Defence Minister Niko Peleshi gave information about the evacuation of affected families which are carried out on time and so far there is no loss of life. “There have been large inflows and we could keep all the families out of danger. We have no casualties, while material damages have been minimized considerably, compared it to the past”, - said Peleshi.

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Minister Peleshi hosts the USA Ambassador in Tirana, Yuri Kim

The outstanding relations between Albanian and USA Defence were once more confirmed in the meeting Niko Peleshi had with the American ambassador in our country, Yuri Kim.

Minister Peleshi and Ambassador Kim talked about consolidating and advancing major mutual projects and strengthening the strategic partnership in the field of Defense and Security.

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AAF immediate intervention reconstructing Kalivaçi Bridge in Lezha collapsed from floods

The Engineering Troops of Support Command started rebuilding Kalivaçi bridge of Lezha. The bridge collapsed due to heavy inflows in the last days isolating around 1500 inhabitants of villages: Kalivaç, Ungrej, Kashnjet, Vig e Kastër.

Right after filling the damaged side, AF engineers are going to assemble a bailey bridge. It will be 21 m long and among that it is frequented by the students of 5, 9-year schools in the region.

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