Sierra Leone

UNAMSIL and Sierra Leonean army conduct border patrol in Kambia district

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Freetown -- The United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) and the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) on 8 February conducted their first joint border patrol in the northern district of Kambia along the border with Guinea. The patrol is an initiative of UNAMSIL's Force Commander, Lt. Gen. Daniel I. Opande and the RSLAF. It was the first significant operation of its kind involving UNAMSIL and RSALF forces in that border area of the country.
A platoon of the Kenyan Battalion (KENBAT 10) peacekeepers based in the town of Masiaka, and a platoon from the RSLAF's Force Reconnaissance Unit jointly planned and conducted the patrol, which lasted for three days.

The joint border patrol was a great success and it exemplifies a mutual cooperation between UNAMSIL and RSLAF.