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Security Council Extends Peacekeeping Mission

June 30 2011

Dem Rep Of Congo

The Security Council has extended the mandate of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) for another year, reports the U.N. News Service.

After Tuesday's action, the mission is authorized to operate through June 30, 2012.

The mission is the largest in the world maintained by the U.N. The predecessor version began in 1999.

MONUSCO currently has around 17,000 troops, more than 1,000 police officers and nearly 1,000 international civilian...

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