This means maintaining general law and order and to ensure that agreements that have been reached between the warring factions at the end of the war are adhered to. The Force is also there to support the UN transitional administration in the province.
The Swedish Forces in Kosovo currently consists of some 450 Swedish men and women. Their contribution includes a rifle company “Bravo Company”, a “National Support Element” (NSE), logistics company, military police, two Liaison Monitoring Teams and intelligence units.
Up to August Sweden is in command of the Multinational Task Force Center (MNTF-C), where Swedes and other nations are operational. Sweden also provides personnel to KFOR HQ in Pristina. The majority of personnel are grouped at Camp Victoria in Ajvalija just outside Pristina.
Personnel rotate every six months. Sweden previously had a battalion of around 700 men. The political decision was taken to scale down the Kosova Force in line with NATO and UN thinking with a view to eventually disbanding KFOR and handing administration of the province to its people.