Monday, October 8, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (October 8,2007) – The Bosnian State Investigation and Protection Agency’s (SIPA) special support unit demonstrated some of the skills it learning during two weeks of training in their base in Sarajevo. The Special Intervention Group of the Italian Carrabineri spearheaded the exercise at the request by EU Police Mission Chief Vincenzo Coppola.

SIPA Acting Director Sead Lisak, the Bosnian Deputy Security Minister Mijo Kresic, the International community's Deputy High Representative in Bosnia Raffi Gregorian and General Coppola attended the exercise.

Speaking to members of the SIPA special support unit, Lisak said that since its establishment SIPA has covered a difficult road, that it faced numerous pressures and limiting factors, but that it never succumbed because the Bosnian citizens need a strong police institution.

This unit is capable of carrying out every task. It has been trained to highest standard, Lisak said.

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