UN force for DR Congo to have 3,069 troops

Democratic Republic of Congo government soldiers ride on the back of a truck, on November 25, 2012 in Minova.  By Tony Karumba (AFP/File)

Democratic Republic of Congo government soldiers ride on the back of a truck, on November 25, 2012 in Minova. By Tony Karumba (AFP/File)






KINSHASA (AFP) – Some 3,069 troops will serve in the UN intervention brigade designed to fight armed groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN official said on Saturday.

The brigade will include “3,069 troops. That’s the official number,” said Madnodje Mounoubai, spokesperson for the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission, which will incorporate the brigade.


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