Peacekeeping forces

U.N peacekeepers stand behind coffins with the remains of Tanzanian peace keepers killed by rebels, during a memorial ceremony in Beni, eastern Congo, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. The United Nations Deputy Special Representative for Congo says military offenses will be launched against rebels killed at least 15 Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers last week in eastern Congo. (AP Photo/Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro)
December 11, 2017 - 2:00 pm
DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — The bodies of 15 United Nations peacekeepers killed last week in eastern Congo arrived home in Tanzania on Monday, as a U.N. official vowed military offenses will be launched against rebels who carried out the attack. The bodies were received in the commercial hub of Dar es...
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December 11, 2017 - 1:38 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military has hosted a delegation of United Nations officials at its main anti-mine facility. The United Nations' delegation was led by Jean-Pierre Lacroix, a French diplomat who serves as the U.N. Under-Secretary-General for peacekeeping operations. The Russian Defense...
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December 11, 2017 - 8:54 am
BENI, Congo (AP) — The United Nations Deputy Special Representative for Congo says military offenses will be launched against rebels who killed at least 15 Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers last week in eastern Congo. In a memorial ceremony Monday David Gressly said those who staged the assault, which...
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FILE - In this Friday Nov. 30, 2012 file photo, Two UN soldiers stand guard in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Rebels attacked a United Nations peacekeeping base in eastern Congo, killing at least 14 peacekeepers and wounding 40 others Friday Dec. 8 2017, in the worst violence against the mission in this Central African country in years. Deputy spokesman Farhan Haq in New York said the peacekeepers were mainly from Tanzania, and that at least five Congolese soldiers also were killed in the assault blamed on one of the region's deadliest rebel groups. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay File)
December 08, 2017 - 7:40 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — In the deadliest single attack on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in nearly 25 years, rebels in eastern Congo killed 15 peacekeepers and wounded over 50 others in an assault on their base that was launched at nightfall and went on for hours. U.N. Secretary-General...
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December 08, 2017 - 2:12 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on deadly attack on U.N. peacekeepers in Congo (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Tanzania's president is expressing shock over the killing of 14 Tanzanian peacekeepers in the deadliest single attack on a U.N. peacekeeping mission in recent memory. President John...
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FILE - In this Friday Nov. 30, 2012 file photo, Two UN soldiers stand guard in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Rebels attacked a United Nations peacekeeping base in eastern Congo, killing at least 14 peacekeepers and wounding 40 others Friday Dec. 8 2017, in the worst violence against the mission in this Central African country in years. Deputy spokesman Farhan Haq in New York said the peacekeepers were mainly from Tanzania, and that at least five Congolese soldiers also were killed in the assault blamed on one of the region's deadliest rebel groups. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay File)
December 08, 2017 - 2:05 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — In the deadliest single attack on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in recent memory, rebels in eastern Congo killed at least 14 peacekeepers and wounded 53 others in an assault on their base that was launched at nightfall and went on for hours. U.N. Secretary-General...
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December 08, 2017 - 10:51 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The Latest on deadly attack on U.N. peacekeepers in Congo (all times local): 4:55 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the attack on peacekeepers in Congo is the worst in the U.N.'s recent history and is "a war crime." "Today is a very tragic day for the U.N...
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December 08, 2017 - 9:58 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A "large number" of United Nations peacekeepers have been killed and wounded in an attack in eastern Congo, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said Friday. Jean-Pierre Lacroix said he was "outraged" by the attack Thursday evening in North Kivu province. He said on Twitter that...
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December 07, 2017 - 5:00 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's military has begun withdrawing dozens of its troops from a regional force in Somalia, a military official said Thursday, marking the beginning of the end of an African Union team that has battled violent Islamic extremists. Some 281 troops will leave Somalia by Dec...
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December 07, 2017 - 3:42 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's military says it has begun withdrawing dozens of its troops from peacekeeping duty in Somalia. Lt. Col. Deo Akiiki, deputy spokesman for the Ugandan military, said Thursday that 281 troops will leave Somalia by Dec. 31. Akiiki said that under an agreement between the...
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