Posted by: africanpressorganization | 13 November 2008

Darfur / Egyptian heavy transport company has arrived in Nyala





Darfur / Egyptian heavy transport company has arrived in Nyala



EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, November 13, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the offices of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general

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And on Darfur, the United Nations-African Union Mission there (UNAMID) reports that an Egyptian heavy transport company has arrived in Nyala, South Darfur, today to join the operation.  The company, with a total strength of 155 personnel, consists of 16 officers and 139 soldiers.  An additional seven personnel were already on the ground as part of the advance party to facilitate the deployment of the main body.


The Egyptian company will primarily support the distribution of cargo between sector logistics bases and the movement of bulk cargo, including water and fuel tankers, and provide transport and engineering capabilities.


Security Council resolution 1769 (2007) authorizes UNAMID to have a strength of up to 19,555 military personnel, including 360 military observers and liaison officers.  Today’s deployment brings the total number of UNAMID troops in Darfur to 9,122.


SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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