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Cablegate: Netherlands/Afghanistan: Dutch Urge Coordination

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OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHTC #0792 2680642
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 240642Z SEP 08
FM AMEMBASSY THE HAGUE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 1994
INFO RUEHXP/ALL NATO POST COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE
RUEHBUL/AMEMBASSY KABUL IMMEDIATE 0373

UNCLAS THE HAGUE 000792

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL AF NL
SUBJECT: NETHERLANDS/AFGHANISTAN: DUTCH URGE COORDINATION
TO AVOID MORE SHINDAND INCIDENTS

REF: STATE 99726

SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED. PLEASE PROTECT ACCORDINGLY.

(SBU) The Dutch received the information from reftel with
sincere interest and an expression of shared concerns.
Pol-Mil Officer delivered reftel points on September 19 to
the Afghanistan Policy Advisor at the Ministry of Defense and
the Afghanistan Coordinator at the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs. As the Dutch are preparing to assume command of
RC-South, they continue to express the need for close
coordination with all forces operating in areas of
responsibility. Dutch commanders are concerened that
operations conducted in their area of responsibility without
coordination creates a risk of unnecessary collateral
casualties. The Dutch are committed to working with all
partners to develop a respons system to minimize these types
of incidents. The Dutch are also satisfied with the current
Status of Forces Agreement.
Culbertson

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