NATO-led Stabilization Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina (SFOR)

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1996-12-20 Sarajevo Bosnia-Herzegovina


20 Dec 1996, Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina), under the command of C-XC3005 - NATO, following peaceful conduct of elections, Sep 1996. Set up under Resolution 1088, 12 Dec 1996, of E-XE3376 - United Nations Security Council (UNSC); and operates under Chapter VII of the UN Charter (peace enforcement). Took over activities of U-XF3690 - Multinational Military Implementation Force (IFOR), with a mandate of 18 months. Mandate now open-ended, with regular 6 month reviews by E-XK1113 - North Atlantic Council (NAC). Also referred to as S-For. Complemented by U-XK1705 - Dissuasive Forces (DFOR). Dec 2004, replaced by F-XJ3881 - European Union Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina (EUFOR).


Help parties in Bosnia to implement a peace accord to which they have freely agreed and to create a secure environment for civil and economic reconstruction; implement military aspects of the Peace Agreement as legal successor to IFOR; contribute to the secure environment necessary for consolidation of peace; deter or prevent a resumption of hostilities or new threats to peace; promote a climate in which the peace process can continue to move forward; provide selective support to civilian organizations within its capabilities; be ready to provide emergency support to UN forces in Eastern Slavonia.


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Initial deployment: 38,000 troops. Current deployment (Oct 1999): 32,000 troops.

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