Mali: German Defence Minister Visits Soldiers In North-Eastern Region
Mali: German Defence Minister Visits Soldiers In North-Eastern Region

German Defence Minister, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has visited German soldiers serving with the United Nations, UN in Mali to learn about their mission in the country.

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The soldiers are based in Camp Castor in the north-eastern city of Gao, as part of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, MINUSMA peacekeeping mission, which is considered the most dangerous operation currently underway.

The north of Mali was temporarily controlled by militants and other rebel groups in 2012 following a military coup until France intervened militarily.

MINUSMA is among the UN’s largest military missions, with 11,000 blue-helmet soldiers and more than 1,500 police officers and civilians stationed in Mali.