quinta-feira, 22 de novembro de 2007
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India readies combat camels for Darfur
NEW DELHI (AFP) — India plans to send combat-trained camels to solve the transport headache facing a fledgling UN-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region, officers here say.
India's Border Security Force (BSF) said it received a request last week from the United Nations to send the specially schooled animals to the troubled African region. (...)
The BSF in India also warned that any deployment of trained camels to transport foot soldiers in Darfur may be some time away.
"All our camels are engaged in border-guarding duties and this whole process could take a long time," said BSF spokesman Vijay Singh, adding the agency could currently spare up to 60 of its 700-plus battle-ready animals for Sudan.