UN Security Council Extends Liberia Deployment for Final Time

New York, The UN Security Council on Friday extended for the final time the UN peacekeeping deployment to the west African country of Liberia.

The mission will be extended until March 31, 2018, which means the blue helmets will be on hand for the presidential election in the coming autumn.

The deployment will be reduced by the end of February 2017 from 1,240 troops to a maximum of 434, dpa reported.

The UN mission has been in place in Liberia since September 2003, following a 14-year civil war. According to the UN more than 150,000 people were killed in the conflict.

Source: Qatar News Agency