South Sudan to Receive Additional Troops from Britain

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South Sudan expected to receive additional troops from Britain to expand its contribution to the UN peacekeeping force in the country.

According to defense secretary, Michael Fallon, Britain plans to raise total from 300 to 400 soldiers.

Britain additional troops will be joining about a 12,000-strong UN force drawn from 50 nations already on the ground of the world’s youngest country.

In a statement, Fallon indicate that once they arrive in South Somalia, the deployment will be more than double f UK’s global peacekeeping efforts.

The first Britain military personnel arrived in South Sudan nation early in June 2016, and the main body deployment is expected in country next year (2017).

UK apart from contributing it military troops to UNMISS, it is also backing UN mission battling Al-Shabaab terrorists in Somalia.

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