CAMP TAJI, Iraq – Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Mechanized Infantry Brigade, Macedonian army, practice their reflexive-fire skills April 18 at a firing range on Camp Taji, northwest of Baghdad. Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 11 Field Artillery Regiment, “On Time,” 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, “Warrior,” 25th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad work with the Macedonian platoon to ensure the safety of the inhabitants of Camp Taji.
Macedonian soldiers bound for Iraq take part in a parade in Skopje, in May 2004.
Iraqi Army troops from the Multhana Brigade train July 22, 2007 at a base on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq. Macedonian special forces, part of the U.S. led coalition, are giving the Iraqi forces advanced urban combat instruction to supplement their basic training.
Macedonian soldiers train during a military exercise at a street market in Negotino, 110km (68 miles) south from Skopje, May 27, 2008. The soldiers are preparing to leave for Afghanistan to serve with NATO peacekeepers in the country.
The Macedonian Army special units have a field drill at the Krivolak training field, on May 27, 2008, in preparation for their deployment in Afghanistan. The soldiers simulate the breaking of a demonstration in a town. The "Shine 3" drill was supervised by high ranking NATO officers.
A British soldier, front, passes by hooded and armed Macedonian soldiers, during a military drill in the Krivolak training area, 75 kms (46 miles) southeast of Macedonia's capital Skopje, on Friday, June 22, 2007. Some 400 Macedonian soldiers of the First Mechanical Infantry Brigade and 200 British soldiers of the Seventh Battalion Rifle Regiment participate in a joint bilateral military drill named Macedonian Flash 07, which takes a place in Macedonia, and where they exchange military skills in a fighting scenario, in conditions of high temperature over 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) similar to those in Afghanistan.