More Belgium troops leave for Chad

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They will form part of the 120 Belgians to take part in the peacekeeping mission

31 March 2008

BELGIUM - Around thirty Belgian troops flew out of Melsbroek Airbase on Sunday. They will take part in a peacekeeping mission in Chad.

In time, as many as 120 Belgians will be sent to the central African country to take part in the European Union's Eufor mission there.

The Belgians will be deployed in an area near to Chad's border with the troubled Sudanese region of Darfur.

19 Belgians left for Chad earlier this month.

They have been involved in the installation and maintenance of the of the Peace Support Operations facilities as part of the Field Accommodation Unit.

They have been staying at the French Army's Kusaï Camp, near to the Chadian capital N'Djamena.


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