UN / MALI PEACEKEEPING UPDATE

03-Nov-2023 00:00:59
A convoy from the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) came under attack, while it was en route from Kidal city to Gao, a UN Spokesperson said. UNIFEED
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UN / MALI PEACEKEEPING UPDATE
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 03 NOVEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

03 NOVEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Dujarric at the podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The convoy, we’ve been updating you, which is travelling from Kidal city to Gao, again suffered an attack. This is part of the withdrawal process. Earlier today, the convoy hit another improvised explosive device about three kilometres north-east of Anéfis village in the Kidal region. Seven peacekeepers have been injured and are being medically evacuated.”
4. Med shot, journalists
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Yesterday, you will recall, eight other peacekeepers were injured in a similar incident. They are now reported to be in a stable condition. This is the fourth time that the convoy has been impacted by an IED since it left the base in Kidal on 31 October.”
6. Wide shot, Dujarric at the podium
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A convoy from the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) came under attack, while it was en route from Kidal city to Gao, a UN Spokesperson said.

Briefing journalists today (03 Nov) in New York, Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, said, “The convoy, we’ve been updating you, which is travelling from Kidal city to Gao, again suffered an attack. This is part of the withdrawal process.”

He added, “Earlier today, the convoy hit another improvised explosive device about three kilometres north-east of Anéfis village in the Kidal region.”

According to him, “seven peacekeepers have been injured and are being medically evacuated.”

He continued, “yesterday, you will recall, eight other peacekeepers were injured in a similar incident. They are now reported to be in a stable condition.”

Dujarric concluded, “this is the fourth time that the convoy has been impacted by an IED since it left the base in Kidal on 31 October.”
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