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# MINUSMA

Last year
2022
# Africa
Mali suspends new personnel arrivals to UN peacekeeping mission - which includes Irish troops
MINSUMA is the mission in which the Army Ranger Wing is involved.
# Mali
Irish soldiers to stay in war-torn Mali for now despite French announcement of troop withdrawal
There are 34 Irish troops in Mali at present.
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# MINUSMA
Three Irish soldiers injured in Mali after device explodes near convoy
The soldiers were injured around 900km north-east of the capital Bamako.
# MINUSMA
Army Ranger Wing prepares for deployment to UN mission in 'hostile environment' of Mali
The mission has been described as the most dangerous UN peacekeeping mission in the world.
# Explainer
What's behind the violence in Mali and why does the Government want to send elite Defence Forces members there?
This week, Cabinet approved a proposal to send troops abroad for peacekeeping duties.