Tuesday, 4 March 2008

EU vehicle strays into Sudan, force member missing

The EUFOR peace-keeping mission has begun on a bad note. opswarfare was monitoring the mission with interest, due to the closeness of the mission to neighbouring Sudan, specifically the region of Darfur. It was also potentially a confusing operation, with French troops serving under the mission and also on their own.

And now, one soldier from EUFOR is missing after straying into Sudan. Beyond the obvious issue of ensuring the safety of that soldier, the political fallout could be significant.

Postscript (8th March 2008)
The missing soldier has been found dead, and is a member of the French special forces. RIP.

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