UN Peacekeepers Begin Operations in Mali

Some 12,000 UN troops have finally taken over operations in Mali from French and West African soldiers who helped wrestle the north of the country from rebels.

  • Mali:   UN Peacekeepers Begin Operations

    Deutsche Welle, 1 July 2013

    More than 12,000 UN troops are now operational in Mali. They face severe challenges including the threat of attacks by rebels and significant logistical problems. Read more »

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    New UN Mission Launched in Mali, July 2013

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    A member of the new international peacekeeping force for Mali, wearing his new blue beret, poses with the Malian Republican Guard at a ceremony marking the transfer of authority from the forces of an ... see more »


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