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Plans Call For U.N. Mission To Be Smaller In 18 Months

June 26 2012


A decision has been made to reduce the size of the largest peacekeeping mission in the world.

The African Union, United Nations and government of Sudan, following a meeting on Sunday in El-Fasher in North Darfur, agreed to cut the mission in Darfur in western Sudan, reports the Sudan Tribune.

The UNAMID mission currently has 17,364 troops, 591 military observers and 5,511 police.

The government in Khartoum has demanded that the uniformed component of the mission be reduced,...

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