Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Fiji military to protect UN

Members of the Fiji military will guard the UN headquarters in Baghdad:

A 155-strong Fiji military contingent will leave for Iraq on Wednesday where it will provide security for the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, military spokesman Captain Neumi Leweni said Tuesday.

He said they expected the unit would take up duties within a week of arriving.

The UN closed their Baghdad headquarters after a car bomb in August last year killed 22 people, including mission head Sergio Vieira de Mello. Earlier this year a smaller UN team returned to Iraq.


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