ZHENGZHOU, December 3 (ChinaMil) -- The first group of 110 peacekeepers of the 2nd batch of the Chinese peacekeeping infantry battalion set off to South Sudan (Juba) from the Xinzheng Airport in central China's Henan province at about 20:00 on December 2, 2015.
The 700-strong peacekeeping infantry battalion consists of soldiers of a brigade under the PLA’s 20th Group Army. Also, as a combined infantry battalion comprised of soldiers from infantry, armor, artillery, reconnaissance and communication, the battalion is able to carry out diversified military tasks according to different needs.
The peacekeeping infantry battalion will be deployed to South Sudan in five batches. After the first group arrives at the mission area, it will replace the previous battalion in implementing 12 tasks, including protecting the civilians and UN bodies and providing humanitarian aid. This is the second UN peacekeeping force assigned by the same brigade this year.