The first cohort of battalion Lafi 8th is back home. After having spent 13 months at Darfur North Sudan in peace keeping mission, those men and women wearing their united nation blue berets are definitively back to their native land. Welcomed by the military hierarchy, those 182 men are part of the last burkinabè soldiers operating in Darfur.

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col-maj SERE Yaya

The battalion is back home forever; no troops will be sending there to replace them. But we’re going to keep some to form the police unit that will stay there in support of the UN team. Said the colonel major Sere Yaya. According to him, the hierarchy is very proud of the mission fulfilled by the battalion Lafi 8th, a battalion strong of 800 men. A mission, a commitment, of Burkina troops which definitive come back will leaving the people of Darfur with sorrows.

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Didier BAMOUNI Battallion Lafi 8 deputy commander 

As the very last burkinabè battalion in Darfur, when we’re leaving people of Darfur were not very happy. Said Didier BAMOUNI deputy commander of battalion Lafi 8th

Meanwhile, people are waiting for the rest of the troop, the staff sergeant Nikiema Angele and caporal Some Narcisse said to be happy for coming home safe and in good shape. The last flight to home of Battalion Lafi 8th is expected on July the 22nd.

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