Monday, 19 December 2016

New battalion of 700 Chinese UN peacekeepers will be deployed in South Sudan

A new 700-member Chinese United Nations peacekeeping infantry battalion will be in place in South Sudan within a week, China's Defense Ministry said on Friday, December 16, 2016. The new peacekeeping force will take over the duties of the previous Chinese troops stationed in the capital Juda since December last year.
A battalion of the Chinese army is deployed in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, and assume the task of protecting civilians, UN and humanitarian staff, and will conduct patrolling and security missions. [Photo/Weibo account of PLA Daily]
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