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KFOR Rear


KFOR REAR in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia* had its Headquarters at the "Gazella" Shoe Factory in the capital Skopje and since the amalgamation of the KFOR REAR HQ and Task Force Fox HQ its remaining functions were absorbed by NATO HQ Skopje.
 
Headquarters Rear was responsible for sustaining the so-called "Communications Zone" (COMMZ) in the KFOR theatre rear area. The KFOR COMMZ area of responsibility encompassed the sovereign independent nations former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*, Greece (COMMZ South), Albania (COMMZ West), and - to a certain extent - Bulgaria (COMMZ East).

Personnel from 17 nations were present in the HQ Rear in Skopje. 17 of the 39 participating nations in Kosovo have National Support Elements (NSE) south of the border. The main mission of this headquarters was the reception, staging, onward movement, and integration of KFOR contingents moving through the COMMZ. KFOR Headquarters Rear was also the primary point of contact to the respective National Support Elements.
 
Finally, KFOR Rear's Civil-Military Co-Operation (CIMIC) branch was involved in a multitude of projects in close cooperation with the leaders in villages, schools and other institutions.
 
 
 
*Turkey recognizes the former republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name.

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