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Slovenska Bistrica, 9 January - Defence Minister Andreja Katič thanked the fighters of the famed WWII Pohorje Battalion for what they did for their homeland as she addressed a commemoration marking 73 years since its last battle, in which the Nazi Germans killed the entire unit.

Pohorje
Photos of soldiers of the Pohorje Battalion, who fought their last battle on the Osankarica hill, north-east, 73 years ago.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Pohorje
A commemoration for the Pohorje Battalion on the Osankarica hill, north-east. Defence Minister Andreja Katič addresses the event.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Pohorje
A commemoration for the Pohorje Battalion on the Osankarica hill, north-east.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Pohorje
A memorial room for the Pohorje Battalion on the Osankarica hill, north-east.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Pohorje
A commemoration for the Pohorje Battalion on the Osankarica hill, north-east.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Pohorje
A commemoration for the Pohorje Battalion on the Osankarica hill, north-east.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Pohorje
A commemoration for the Pohorje Battalion on the Osankarica hill, north-east.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Pohorje
A commemoration for the Pohorje Battalion on the Osankarica hill, north-east.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Pohorje
A commemoration for the Pohorje Battalion on the Osankarica hill, north-east. Defence Minister Andreja Katič addresses the event.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Pohorje
A commemoration for the Pohorje Battalion on the Osankarica hill, north-east. President Borut Pahor lays a wreath at the memorial.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Pohorje
A commemoration for the Pohorje Battalion on the Osankarica hill, north-east. President Borut Pahor lays a wreath at the memorial.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Pohorje
A commemoration for the Pohorje Battalion on the Osankarica hill, north-east. President Borut Pahor lays a wreath at the memorial.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Pohorje
A commemoration for the Pohorje Battalion on the Osankarica hill, north-east. President Borut Pahor and Agriculture Minister Dejan Židan arriving at the site.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Hill Osankarica near Slovenska Bistrica
The commemoration marking the 72nd anniversary of the Pohorje Battalion's last battle.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

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