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The Groupement tactique interarmes de Surobi (GTIA Surobi, "joint tactical group of Surobi"), also called Task Force Dragon,[1] is a battalion-sized unit of the French Army, based in Surobi District, in Afghanistan. It operates in the framework of the French forces in Afghanistan.


GTIA Surobi comprises

  • a command component
  • a support component (engineers, artillery, cavalry)
  • 3 armoured infantry sub-groups

From septembre 2010, the name "task force" is given up, and replaced by the name "battle-group".

The support unit provides fire support, engineering, communications, maintenance and medical support.

On 1 November 2009, command of the GTIA was transferred to the Brigade La Fayette.

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