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Military chief of UN’s ‘most dangerous mission’, in Mali, confident progress can be made

Military chief of UN’s ‘most dangerous mission’, in Mali, confident progress can be made

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The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, MINUSMA, is one of the toughest UN peacekeeping operations. 

Peacekeepers stationed there have sustained severe and regular casualties from the activities of armed groups in the north of the country, and many civilians have borne the brunt of the instability, which includes deadly inter-ethnic clashes.

The Force Commander of MINUSM A is the Swedish General Dennis Gyllensporre.  He has an extensive background in international peace operations, notably in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sudan, and Afghanistan.

Ben Malor from UN News asked General Gyllenspore to outline why the UN must maintain its presence in Mali.

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