Chinese peacekeepers in South Sudan hold defense drill

China Military Online
Zhang Tao

WAU, Dec. 8 (ChinaMil) – The 8th Chinese peacekeeping engineer detachment to South Sudan (Wau) carried out a defense drill on Dec 7, 2017. The Chinese peacekeepers' performance in the drill was highly praised by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

A total of 167 members and 25 vehicles of the Chinese peacekeeping engineer detachment participated in the drill which was started at 8:30 am, local time.

The drill simulated various scenarios including fire rescue, influx of refugees, security guards under attack, fire support and first-aid, etc.

Mamon, intelligence chief of the UNMISS, spoke highly of the Chinese peacekeepers' performance during the drill.

"The drill is the most exciting one of all the troop-contributing countries. The commanding procedures of the Chinese officers and soldiers are clear, reactions are fast, and spirit is good. Other countries should learn from this drill," Mamon said.

The 268-member Chinese peacekeeping engineer detachment to South Sudan (Wau) arrived at the mission area in late September this year.

They have been responsible for missions including construction support, construction of roads, bridges, airports, barracks, bunkers, water, electricity and heating facilities, and engineer support to the UNMISS peacekeeping troops and so on.


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