40 Dutch marines leave for Chad
The marines will take part in a mission to protect refugees and aid workers in the region against insurgent attacks.2 June 2008
THE NETHERLANDS - A group of 40 Dutch marines has left for Chad, where they will bring up to strength the Dutch contingent of the European mission Eufor.
The mission is intended to protect the hundreds of thousands of refugees and aid workers in the region near the Sudanese border against insurgent attacks.
Twenty-five Dutch soldiers are already in Chad. They are assisting Irish troops in the completion of a camp near the town of Goz Beida. The Dutch troops will remain in Chad until March 2009.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]