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Sierra Leone: "Operation Green Horizon 2" Launched

22 January 2007 at 23:08 | 379 views

PRESS RELEASE

UN AND SIERRA LEONE SECURITY COMPONENTS EMBARK ON JOINT “OPERATION GREEN HORIZON 2” IN SUPPORT OF SPECIAL COURT

The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) in collaboration with Sierra Leonean security agencies and UNIOSIL will be conducting a military exercise, “Operation Green Horizon 2”, in Sierra Leone from 21 to 28 January 2007. The aim of the exercise is to rehearse the protection of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) in line with the provisions of the UN Security Council Resolution 1620 of 31 August 2005.

The operation will involve the use of Land, Air and Marine components. These will comprise 130 troops, 22 armored vehicles, helicopters and a landing ship "MV Caterina". The land movement will commence on 21 January 2007 from Bo-waterside while the main activity will take place in Freetown from 24 to 26 January 2007. The rehearsal will end on 27 January 2007 with the Force returning to Monrovia by ship and helicopters.

This is to inform the general public to please go about their normal routine duties without cause for fear or panic.

Photo: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.

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