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In Geneva, Jenin fact-finding team continues work, adds staff

In Geneva, Jenin fact-finding team continues work, adds staff

New military and police specialists have been added to the staff of a United Nations fact-finding mission mandated to develop accurate information regarding recent events at the Jenin refugee camp, a spokesman for the team said in Geneva, where the mission is preparing for the trip.

Spokesman Stephane Dujarric released the names of two new additions to the mission who will work with the team’s military adviser, retired United States General William Nash: Col. Miles Wade of the United Kingdom, who worked with General Nash in the Balkans, and Major Francois Xavier Thomas, a planning specialist with the French Army.

Mr. Dujarric also reported two new aides to police adviser Commissioner Peter Fitzgerald: Inspector Patrick Leahy of the Irish Police, who has experience in UN operations in Bosnia, Cambodia and Namibia, and Assistant Commissioner Dermot Jennings, also of Ireland, who has extensive experience in counter-terrorism work.

The forensic expert for the team, Dr. Helena Ranta, will be joined by three other forensic experts from the University of Helsinki, the spokesman added.