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China sends peacekeeping troops to Darfur

Updated: 2014-08-19 20:46

JI'NAN -- A total of 105 Chinese officers and soldiers departed on Tuesday from East China's Ji'nan city for Sudan's Darfur on a peacekeeping mission, according to military sources.

The peacekeepers, part of a 225-strong team, will build airports, bridges and roads while providing medical aid for local residents.

The team has received training in English, UN peacekeeping regulations and local customs.

A second batch of 120 soldiers and officers will set off on Aug 27.

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