Website maintenance:

We will carry out maintenance on the website for a period to come. We apologize in advance for any problems this may cause. If you are unable to access the website it is probably due to updates. Please try to re-enter the website in 10 minutes time. Sincerely, The Web Development team!

Norwegian soldiers to be sent to Mali

Mali flagMali flag.Photo:


60 Norwegian soldiers will travel to Mali on Tuesday as part of the UN peacekeeping force MINUSMA. They must be there for six months. Norway will also send a transport aircraft.

NORTAD (Norwegian Tactical Airlift Detachment) will fly various types of cargo for the UN in Mali with one of Norway’s C-130J Hercules transport aircraft.

“The UN has a great need for air transport in Mali, and the Norwegian contribution is therefore both long-awaited and important,” the Armed Forces said.

The aircraft will be used both to carry shipments of supplies and fuel, as well as drop personnel and equipment by parachute.

“The aircraft will have its own security personnel while it’s on the ground. In addition, security personnel will be responsible for guarding the camp at Camp Bifrost,” the Armed Forces said.

This camp is located in Mali’s capital, Bamako, and will be the residence of the Norwegian soldiers.

Norway also participated in the peacekeeping operation in 2016.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

RSS Feed


Be the first to comment on "Norwegian soldiers to be sent to Mali"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.