Egypt to send 1,200 troops to UN peacekeeping force in Darfur

January 1, 2008 18:24


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Egypt is sending 1,200 troops to the joint UN-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur that just took over the wartorn region, the country's presidential spokesman said Tuesday. President Hosni Mubarak is to inspect the troops on Wednesday, spokesman Suleiman Awwad told reporters, after which the troops will likely soon depart for Darfur. The announcement followed talks here between Mubarak and visiting Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, whose country in October hosted Darfur peace talks that failed. At the time, the conference was boycotted by Darfur's two main rebel groups, after which the process stalled. UN and African mediators have asked for more time to draw the rebels into the talks. On Monday, a new hybrid UN-AU peacekeeping force took over in Darfur - a long-awaited change intended to be the strongest effort yet to solve the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

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