Sunday, January 11, 2015

Photos of the day: First Chinese peacekeeping infantrymen leave for South Sudan, fully loaded.

24 infantrymen of the advance detachment of the first peacekeeping infantry battalion of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) left for South Sudan from Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport and Yantai Laishan International Airport respectively on January 8, 2015. The following 156 members of the advance detachment will arrive in the mission area in South Sudan by batches. The peacekeeping infantry battalion will perform such peacekeeping missions as protecting local citizens as well as personnel and facilities of the United Nations (UN) and carrying out humanitarian rescue operations entrusted by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

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