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25.06.2018 - 09:09 [ Toronto Star ]

Canadian peacekeepers arrive in Mali as yearlong mission begins

Vance was greeted by several German officers, who have a large peacekeeping contingent in Mali, which includes a unit of helicopters, some of which Canada will replace in the coming weeks.

The members of the advance team are only the first of what will be a steady stream of troops and equipment to arrive between now and August, including eight helicopters, to help the beleaguered UN mission.

23.04.2018 - 11:43 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Bundeswehr: Von der Leyen plant Milliarden-Rüstungsaufträge

Wie tagesschau.de bereits berichtete, sollen auch israelische HeronTP-Drohnen beschafft werden. Der Leasingvertrag für neun Jahre solle mehr als eine Milliarde Euro kosten, heißt es nun. Bestellt werden sollen demnach unter anderem auch Rettungshubschrauber, Gefechtsstände, Transportflugzeuge und Raketenwerfer. Zudem sollen die Betreiberverträge für die Heron 1-Aufklärungsdrohnen, die bereits in Afghanistan und Mali im Einsatz sind, bis Ende Februar 2020 verlängert werden.

06.04.2018 - 16:04 [ UN News ]

UN condemns attack that kills two ‘Blue Helmets’ in Mali

Two Chadian peacekeepers were killed and at least ten others injured when a camp of UN mission in Mali (known by its French acronym, MINUSMA) in Aguelhok, Kidal region, came under mortar attack at about 18:45 (local time) on 5 April.(…)
The UN mission in Mali is one of the most dangerous, with over 160 peacekeepers having lost their lives in the country. In late February, four peacekeepers were killed when their convoy came under attack in Mopti, central Mali.