The FDHRD Mourns the Death of the Egyptian Solider in the Peacekeeping Forces in Mali
Today, Sunday, December 12, 2021, the Forum for Development and Human Rights (FDHRD) mourned the death of the Egyptian soldier who joined the peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA), who was affected by injuries he sustained in northern Mali lately the last month.
The Egyptian Solider was seriously injured on 22 November after the vehicle in which he was traveling, as part of a logistics convoy from Tessalit to Kidal, was hit by an improvised booby-trap, about 11 kilometers from the MINUSMA camp (Minosma) in Tessalit, then was transferred to Dakar with two other peacekeepers for appropriate treatment.
In a related context, the members of the Security Council condemned in strong words the series of attacks perpetrated against the mission in the past days in Bandagara, Kidal, Gao and Manak regions.
The members of the Security Council also expressed their deepest condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims, as well as to Egypt, Mali, Togo and the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali. They wished a speedy and full recovery to the peacekeepers and the contractors who were injured.
They praised the peacekeepers who risked their lives.
MINUSMA is currently the most vulnerable UN peace mission in the world at risk of terrorism, with nearly 300 soldiers killed since its establishment in 2013. It is worth noting that this was not the first tragedy for the Egyptian staff.
According to the United Nations, an Egyptian peacekeeper was killed and four of his colleagues were seriously injured in improvised attacks on their convoy in the restive northern Mali in early October.
The FDHRD condemns the repeated intransigence in targeting peace missions in African countries, and it rejects all forms of terrorism and insecurity that threaten the lives of innocent people.
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