Canada troops arrive in Mali to join UN’s Minusma mission

A small advance team of Canadian troops arrived in Mali on Sunday, June 24 to take part in the peacekeeping mission, considered the U.N.’s most dangerous. The group of around a dozen will be followed in the coming weeks by the rest of the Canadian contingent. The first deployment consists of “the theater activation team, whose job is to assist with logistics and coordinate transport and equipment,” a spokesperson for Canada’s ministry of national defense said.


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