Canadian peacekeepers haven’t faced any attacks in Mali, commanders say ‘we present a pretty credible deterrent’
By Neil MossApr. 10, 2019
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Two Griffon helicopters fly over Mali on Oct. 10. The Griffons are used as armed escorts for larger Chinook helicopters that have performed eight medical evacuations since August. Photograph courtesy of the Department of National Defence/Ken Beliwicz
Despite being a part of what’s known to be the United Nations’ most dangerous peacekeeping mission, the Canadian peacekeeping force in Mali has never been under hostile attack, say the mission’s former and current Canadian commanders.
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