British troops deployed to war-torn Mali for UN’s most dangerous peacekeeping mission

British soldiers have arrived in Mali to join the world’s most dangerous UN peacekeeping mission in the war-torn west African country.

The 300 troops from the Light Dragoons and Royal Anglian Regiment will work alongside 16,000 peacekeepers from 56 different countries.

Their role will be to provide specialist long-range reconnaissance for the United Nations mission, gathering intelligence in areas of the country hard to reach.

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Source: Sky News