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New Peace Troops for Liberia

The first reinforcements of what is due to become the world’s largest United Nations peacekeeping mission have arrived in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. Some 800 Bangladeshi troops are being flown into Liberia by helicopter from similar UN peacekeeping duties in neighbouring Sierra Leone. The UN says that by Thursday, Monrovia should be a “weapons-free zone” as it tries to pacify Liberia, which has suffered 14 years of civil war. The extra troops arrive days before a new power-sharing government, headed by neutral businessman Gyude Bryant, is due to take office. “We look forward to bringing peace to this country,” said Colonel Humayn Khalid, the Bangladeshi commander. Full Story

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