Burundi: 210 Burundian soldiers leave for peacekeeping mission in Somalia

Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - A first batch of 210 Burundian soldiers left here Thursday for Mogadiscio as part of the new team that will take over from the Burundian contingent who is ending a peacekeeping mission in Somalia shortly, sources at the National defence and former combatants Force (FDNAC) said.

The first contingent of Burundian soldiers were deployed within the African peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM), under the command of the African Union (AU), in 2007 and more recently in the Central African Republic.

According to the spokesperson for the FDNAC, Col. Gaspard Baratuza, it is expected over the few days that the new contingent of 1,850 soldiers will be deployed to take over from their compatriots in Somalia, while 850 others will be posted to the Central African Republic.
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11 june 2015 14:17:49




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