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UNSC extends peacekeeping mission in Somalia
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UNSC extends peacekeeping mission in Somalia

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United Nations, Jun 1: Against the backdrop of sustained violence in Somalia, the UN Security Council has adopted unanimously a resolution to extend the mandate of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia, AMISOM, by one year, ahead of the 2020 elections.

In addition, troops are to be reduced by 1,000, in line with the existing plan to gradually transfer peacekeeping responsibilities to Somali security forces. The cuts will be implemented based on a transition plan and according to needs on the ground.
UNI