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Peacekeepers Work On Mine Awareness, Policing Before Heading To Darfur

June 20 2011


British troops from the Royal Gibraltar Regiment are in the midst of a training course for Gambian soldiers and police ahead of a deployment for the West African personnel to the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) in Sudan, reports the U.K. Ministry of Defense.

The three-week course covers physical training; mine awareness, mine clearance and search techniques; and community policing, according to the MoD.

About 150 Gambian troops are being trained in peace support...

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