Tuesday, September 13, 2022


KFOR, Kosovo Force, is a NATO-led international peacekeeping force in Kosovo.  Following the breakup of Yugoslavia and the wars in the Balkans, the UN Security Council passed a resolution in 1999 which among other things authorised an international with substantial NATO participation in Kosovo.  Two days after the resolution, on 11 June 1999, KFOR entered the country.

The main tasks of KFOR are to ensure a safe and secure environment and the freedom of movement for all communities in the country.  

At its height, KFOR was made up of 50.000 troops from 30 NATO and non-NATO countries.  Today are are just over 3700 troops from 27 countries in Kosovo.

The Czech Armed Forces have participated as part of KFOR since 1999.  In 2011, they ended their deployment and left its base in Sajkovac.  However, there are currently eight Czech soldiers serving at KFRO Headquarters in Prishtina.

The USA has just over 560 soldiers currently deployed to KFOR.

KFOR is gradually transferring responsibilities over to Kosovo's Security Force.

Here's a six-minute video I found on YouTube about KFOR.


Update March 2023:  Here's a 9½-minute video about the evolution of KFOR.


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