By R&WI Staff | April 12, 2018
The United Nations reportedly wants Canada to send its fleet of Chinook and Griffon helicopters for a peacekeeping mission in Mali sooner.
The aircraft would provide transport, logistics, armed escort and protection for the year-long Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) mission.
Reports say the mission needs the aircraft two months earlier than initially anticipated.
MINUSMA was established in 2013 after rebels waged a war against the Malian government. The conflict resulted in a crisis among the nation's government and citizens. The mission aims to support the establishment of a political process in the country and further its stabilization.