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Eastern Bosnia Task Force

The Eastern Bosnia Task Force was an operational group that at the beginning of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina united the military units of the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina from Gorazde and other free territories of Eastern Bosnia . It was formed on November 1, 1992 . with the aim of connecting already formed military units of the area and defending the Bosniak people and free territories. The command of the Task Force throughout its existence was in Gorazde and its first commander was Ferid Buljubasic .


At the beginning of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina in Eastern Bosnia, the formation of military units started, which eventually enlarged, so that in May and June 1992, 6 brigades were formed in these areas: Drina, 1st Rogatica and 1st Visegrad Brigade. Given that these territories were within the responsibility of the 1st Corps of the Army of the RBiH, and given that the command and most of the Corps forces were located in besieged Sarajevo, there was a need to form a task force that would be a link between the units on the ground and command of the Corps. In the wake of this, in Gorazde on November 1, 1992. The Eastern Bosnia Task Force was formed. According to the decision of the Headquarters of the Supreme Command of the Army of RBiH of October 22, 1992. In addition to TG Visoko and TG Igman and OG Eastern Bosnia, which were about to be formed, will eventually form the composition of the 1st Corps of the ARBiH.

The 1st Foča Brigade withdrew from the IBOG during the formation of OG Igman, and the 285th Light Brigade on 8 October 1994 when it became part of Task Force 8 of the 2nd Corps.

By order of the President of the Presidency of the RBiH, on January 13, 1995, the Command of the 81st Division was formed, renaming this OG into the 81st Division of the Army of the RBiH.