25 May 2017

Liberia: 2 Wounded Peacekeepers Arrive Home From Bamako

Defense Minister Brownie J. Samukai says the situation with the wounded soldiers was pathetic

Two of the three Liberian soldiers recently wounded in a rocket attack in Timbuktu, Mali arrived home yesterday aboard Air Cote d'Ivoire at the Roberts International Airport in Lower Margibi County.

The two soldiers are Corporal Titus Lahai and Private First Class (Pfc) Beyan Gboloson.

Shortly after touching down, the two soldiers were transported aboard an AFL Ambulance to the Edward Beyan Kesselly (EBK) Health Post, near former Camp Schieffelin on the ELWA/RIA Highway for observation.

It may be recalled that three of the nine soldiers from a platoon of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) assigned under the Nigerian contingent in a peacekeeping mission were wounded in a rocket attack.

The remains of Cpl. Ousmane were recently brought home under United Nations arrangements and buried in Voinjama, Lofa County with befitting military honors.

Assistant Defense Minister for Public Affairs David K. Dahn at the time told the Daily Observer via mobile phone that the three wounded soldiers were in 'critical condition,' while the rest were being treated in Mali.

Before they were airlifted to Senegal, the soldiers were evacuated from Timbuktu to Bamako, the capital of Mali.

On June 23, 2013, Liberia deployed its first platoon of soldiers to the United Nations Mission in Mali, with the second and third deployed on June 25, 2015 and September 2, 2016 respectively.

Liberia

Carlton Boah Withdraws Bid From Liberia's Presidential Race

The friends of Carlton Boah (a body setup to explore the possibility of Carlton Boah seeking the presidency) wishes to… Read more »

Copyright © 2017 Liberian Observer. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 150 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.