Britain to provide NATO with troops for Kosovo support
PHOTO CAPTION: British soldiers from the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment (PWRR) Tigers participated in marksmanship training in Kosovo, Sept. 1, 2023. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Noah Moroski via U.S. Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Ministry of Defence has transferred command of an army battalion to NATO so it can provide support in Kosovo if required, it said on Friday.
A battle between police and armed Serbs holed up in a monastery turned a quiet village in northern Kosovo into a war zone earlier this week.
“Due to the current situation in Kosovo, we have transferred command of the 1st Battalion of the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment – a reserve force for NATO’s Kosovo Force (KFOR) – to NATO so it can provide support if required," the MoD said in a statement.
(Reporting by James Davey)