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BAF peacekeepers leave for Mali

  • Published at 03:58 pm December 29th, 2018
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A 110 member BAF peacekeepers team seen crossing immigration line of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport prior to their departure for UN Mission in Mali on Saturday; December 29, 2018 ISPR

Bangladesh Air Force has received praise in mitigating conflict in Mali


Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) is going to replace its contingent at the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Republic of Mali.

As a part of the replacement, 110 BAF members including four female officers left Dhaka for Mali on a UN chartered aircraft on Saturday, read a press release from the Defence Ministry.

Group Captain Md Mamunur Rashid, afwc, psc will lead the contingent to be deployed in Mali.

Bangladesh Air Force has received praise in mitigating conflict in Mali with efficiency, professionalism and sincerity.  

A special prayer was offered prior to their flight for Mali at the departure lounge in Hazrat Shahjahal International Airport. Senior BAF officers were present at the airport during departure.

Earlier on December 24, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat, BBP, OSP, ndu, psc briefed the contingent members, and took part in a special prayer for success of the mission.