Number of German soldiers participating in international operations, as of October 2018

Soldiers of the Bundeswehr abroad, as of October 2018 This statistic shows the Bundeswehr missions abroad with the number of soldiers operating in them respectively. A total of 1,138 German soldiers were involved in the Resolute Support in Afghanistan as of October 2018. In total, 3,469 German soldiers were involved in international operations.
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Number of Bundeswehr soldiers
Resolute Support (Afghanistan)1,138
MINUSMA (Mali)912
Anti-IS-Einsatz (Syria/ Iraq)386
KFOR (Kosovo)258
Operation Sophia (Mediterranean)193
Sea Guardian (Mediterranean)187
EUTM Mali (Mali)138
UNIFIL (Libanon)118
Atalanta (Horn of Africa)72
STRATAIRMEDEVAC (Germany)**42
UNMISS (Southern Sudan)13
UNAMID (Sudan)7
MINURSO (Western Sahara)3
UNSMIL (Libyia)2
Total3,469
Number of Bundeswehr soldiers
Resolute Support (Afghanistan)1,138
MINUSMA (Mali)912
Anti-IS-Einsatz (Syria/ Iraq)386
KFOR (Kosovo)258
Operation Sophia (Mediterranean)193
Sea Guardian (Mediterranean)187
EUTM Mali (Mali)138
UNIFIL (Libanon)118
Atalanta (Horn of Africa)72
STRATAIRMEDEVAC (Germany)**42
UNMISS (Southern Sudan)13
UNAMID (Sudan)7
MINURSO (Western Sahara)3
UNSMIL (Libyia)2
Total3,469
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This statistic shows the Bundeswehr missions abroad with the number of soldiers operating in them respectively. A total of 1,138 German soldiers were involved in the Resolute Support in Afghanistan as of October 2018. In total, 3,469 German soldiers were involved in international operations.
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Release date
October 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
October 8, 2018
Supplementary notes
*According to the source, the figures are a snapshot in time. The day-to-day force levels may alternate.

** These soldiers are held ready in Germany for securing the operation "strategic casualty transport (STRATAIRMEDEVAC)".

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