Peacekeepers off to liberia

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A TOTAL of 115 military officers and men yesterday departed for strife-torn Liberia where they will be performing peacekeeping operations under the auspices of the United Nations.

The peacekeeping team led by Col. Amin Alejaga is composed of seven officers, a medical staff, and 107 enlisted personnel.

It was sent off by Maj. Gen. Ricardo Banayat, commander of the Air Force’s 3rd Air Division, at Clark Air Base in Pampanga, subbing for Air Force chief Maj. Gen. Lauro Catalino dela Cruz who had another engagement.

The country has been sending peacekeepers to Liberia for about seven years now. – Victor Reyes