Task Group Black Cats commander

Then a major (maggiore), Stefano De Dionigi was in charge of the Black Cats while they were deployed at Herat in 2011. He left the theatre in September that year to assume command of the 132° Gruppo flying the AMX back in Italy. Speaking to AFM, he recalled some of those combat experiences.

AFM: What were the main missions of the Black Cats in Afghanistan?

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