PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Lawmakers in Kosovo gave their approval Tuesday for sending the country’s security forces to take part in international peacekeeping missions.
The 120-seat parliament voted unanimously, with 92 present lawmakers, in favor of the move. Following a request from the U.S. Central Command, it will put Kosovo’s troops under the command of the National Guard of Iowa during peacekeeping assignments.
No specifics on the location of any missions or the number of the Kosovo peacekeepers to be deployed were made public.
The 3,400-troop Kosovo Security Force was turned into a regular army two years ago, although its name has not been changed to armed forces as planned.