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SDF peacekeepers in South Sudan take up controversial new roles

Japanese troops taking part in U.N. peacekeeping operations in South Sudan on Monday took on new roles of rescuing U.N. staff and other personnel under attack and of playing a bigger part in protecting U.N. peacekeepers’ camps.

The Japanese government has assigned the new duties to a 350-member Ground Self-Defense Force unit that Monday replaced a unit deployed in the conflict-torn country the past six months. The new unit will continue to undertake the Japanese troops’ main task of building roads and other infrastructure in South Sudan… Read more here.

Source: Japan Today

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