Berlin approves planes for Sudan airlift

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17 November 2004 , BERLIN - The German cabinet on Wednesday approved sending military transport planes with about 200 soldiers to Sudan to help airlift African Union peacekeepers serving in the country. Final approval for the operation is required from the German parliament, said a statement. The African Union (AU) has asked for aid in deploying some 3,000 peacekeepers in Sudan's troubled Darfur region. German Defence Minister Peter Struck said last week he expected German Luftwaffe C160 Transall jets to b

17 November 2004

BERLIN - The German cabinet on Wednesday approved sending military transport planes with about 200 soldiers to Sudan to help airlift African Union peacekeepers serving in the country.

Final approval for the operation is required from the German parliament, said a statement.

The African Union (AU) has asked for aid in deploying some 3,000 peacekeepers in Sudan's troubled Darfur region.

German Defence Minister Peter Struck said last week he expected German Luftwaffe C160 Transall jets to be flying missions in Darfur later this year.

Berlin plans to initially limit the airlift mission to six months, said the statement.

The United States, Britain, and the Netherlands have already agreed to provide airlift capacity in Darfur.

DPA

Subject: German news

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