Pakistani peacekeepers begin arriving in Sierra Leone

Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Some 265 Pakistani troops have arrived in Freetown to prepare for the peacekeeping contingent from that country, according to UNAMSIL spokesperson Margett Novicki.
Novicki confirmed the soldiers arrived Thursday night in Freetown and were temporarily stationed at Hastings, some 11 miles east of Freetown.
She quoted the commander of the Pakistani troops, Brig.
Shuja Pasha as saying that the advance party will be joined by 4,000 peacekeepers, who will start arriving beginning 12 July.
Their arrival will bring to more than 8,000 the number of international peacekeepers in the country.

09 june 2001 10:16:00

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