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300 leave for tour of duty

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

THE military has started farewelling its soldiers for peacekeeping duties in the Middle East.

RFMF chief operations officer Lieutenant Colonel Amani Suliano said they would replace those who had completed their one-year tour of duty and were bound to start arriving in the country later this week.

"Twenty-five soldiers have left in the first chalk a week ago and the second batch of 26 leaves tomorrow (Thursday)," Lt-Col Suliano said.

"There have been three lifts this month, two scheduled for April and four for May and these will be all for Sinai.

"Those who have completed their tour of duty have started returning this week and we have started farewelling those leaving for their one-year duty.

"The second chalk will be farewelled early tomorrow morning at 5.30am prior to their departure."

More than 300 soldiers will leave our shores next week to continue with peacekeeping duties in Sinai.

Lt-Col Suliano said they included soldiers from the regular and territorial forces.





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