Congo Watch: U.N. Congo peacekeepers retreat

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

U.N. Congo peacekeepers retreat

The UN Mission in the DRC, known by its French acronym MONUC, said Tuesday the Garamba Park operation was canceled and peacekeepers taken to the city of Kisangani, reports United Press International Jan 24, 2006:
Maj. Gen. Patrick Cammaert, division commander for peacekeepers in eastern Congo who was visiting UN World HQ in New York, told reporters Tuesday the remaining peacekeepers were extracted by helicopter from the scene of the battle.

The mission said local authorities estimated 50,000 internally displaced people were sheltered in churches and schools.

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