China sends another 120 army peacekeepers to South Sudan

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Troops being sent to protect natural resource interests, namely oil.

Source: Washington Post

The first 120 troops of a 700-member Chinese U.N. peacekeeping force have departed for South Sudan, deepening China’s commitment to the troubled East African nation, where two of its peacekeepers were killed in fighting over the summer.

The new troops, who departed on Sunday, are part of the third Chinese battalion to be sent to South Sudan to protect civilians, U.N. staff and humanitarian workers, and to conduct patrols and provide security escorts.

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