Chad Says U.N. Is Neglecting Its Peacekeepers In Mali

Chad Says U.N. Is Neglecting Its Peacekeepers In Mali

From Business Insider

Chad’s government accused the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in Mali of failing to relieve its contingent in the country’s volatile north and neglecting to support it, a day after five Chadian soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb.

The mission, known as MINUSMA, was deployed last year after a French-led military intervention drove out al Qaeda-linked Islamist fighters, who had seized the north a year earlier.

Pockets of insurgents remain, however, and the Kidal region has seen a steep rise in attacks and landmine explosions targeting both U.N. troops and civilians in recent weeks.

Five Chadian soldiers were killed, and three others were injured on Thursday when their vehicle hit an explosive device between the desert towns of Aguelhok and Tessalit. All of the 10 peacekeepers killed in Mali so far this month have been Chadian.


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