2 Moroccan peacekeepers dead in the Central African Republic

Two members of the Moroccan blue helmets of the MINUSCA mission were killed in the Central African Republic, the UN mission announced on Twitter. Their identity has not been disclosed at this time.

The two Moroccan blue helmets, who were part of the peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic, died on June 12 in Bangassou in the east of the country.

The UN mission there paid tribute to the two Moroccans and announced that the remains will be repatriated to Morocco.

“The Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Valentine Sendanyoye Rugwabiza and the leadership of the (UN mission in the Central African Republic) MINUSCA paid tribute, on 06/14, to the 2 Moroccan blue helmets who died in Bangassou (in the East) on 06/12. Their remains will be repatriated to Morocco.

The circumstances of their death have not yet been revealed and their identity is not known at this time.

The Moroccan contingent of MINUSCA includes 750 Blue Helmets, deployed in the South East of the Central African Republic since December 2014. Morocco also provides military observers and staff officers on the spot.

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