Tuesday, July 31, 2007

BBC: UN backs new Darfur peace force

BBC NEWS | Africa | UN backs new Darfur peace force: "The United Nations Security Council has voted in favour of sending peacekeepers to Sudan's troubled Darfur region.

Up to 26,000 troops and police will make up the world's largest peacekeeping force, under a joint UN and African Union mandate.

The resolution will allow peacekeepers to use force to defend civilians and aid workers in Darfur from any attack."


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