NATO Land Rover in Skopje Macedonia, 2001
A British military Land Rover is unloaded in Skopje, Macedonia. Task Force Harvest. NATO/AFSOUTH (Regional Headquarters Allied Forces Southern Europe) August 2001. It appears to be a Defender, 90in wheel base model.
The role of TFH was to collect arms and ammunition voluntarily turned over by ethnic Albanian insurgents, and thereby help to build confidence in the broader peace process in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
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