UN mission deploys peacekeepers to eastern Sierra Leone
An advance party of UNAMSIL's Pakistani contingent, comprising 350 soldiers, deployed over the weekend to the newly established Sector 5, which has its headquarters at Yengema. The advance party includes personnel of Sector 5 Headquarters and the Pakistani Battalion 1.
Sector 5, which will be fully operational this week, relieves Bangladeshi peacekeepers positioned earlier for the recent disarmament of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) and Civil Defence Forces (CDF) in Kono District, according to UNAMSIL.
The Mission also said that on Friday, 1,088 combatants had submitted their weapons and joined the peace process in that area.