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Bangladeshi peacekeepers train Congolese army

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 1 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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The Northern Sector Headquarters of the United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO) provided training for 688 military members of a regiment (FARDC) of the Congolese army from July 9 to 23.

The two-week training covered small arms training and exercises, jungle warfare, mini-expeditions, counter improvised explosive devices (CIED), rappelling jumps, first aid and human rights.

These training activities were conducted with the permission of the force headquarters at the special request of the highest-level army officers of the FADC.

The training was completed on July 23 by the Force Commander by distributing certificates among the trainees.

The closing ceremony was attended by various high-ranking military and civilian officials, including the deputy governor of Ituri Province and the acting heads of Office of the Bunia Field Office of MONUSCO.

To conduct the training, trainers were recruited from Northern Sector Headquarters, BANRDB-4 (Bangladeshi Contingent), NEPBAT (Nepali Contingent) and Nep Engineer as well as trainers from the Force Headquarters (Brazilian Jungle Warfare Team - JWT Guatemala Force Team).

In addition, BAN Headquarters Support and Signal Company-16 (Bangladeshi Contingent) provided the necessary administrative support.