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There is a pretty comprehensive mission brief from July 2017 found here:  https://sites.tufts.edu/wpf/files/2017/07/Mali-brief.pdf
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Op PRESENCE can support G5 Sahel combat counter-terrorism force--at very end of this CP story:

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Canada looks to deepen involvement in Mali by sending up to 20 police officers
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One senior official confirmed Thursday [July 5] that the Canadians, who are expected to have limited contact with locals or the Malian military, could also be called upon to provide occasional support to a five-country counter-terror force operating in the country.
https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/canada-looks-to-deepen-involvement-in-mali-by-sending-up-to-20-police-officers-1.4001547

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Bumped with the latest Africa work, via the DND info-machine ...
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... The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, ... announced that the Government of Canada will provide the UN with tactical airlift support out of Entebbe, in Uganda, during the next 12 months beginning as early as August 2019.

The Tactical Airlift Detachment will consist of one CC-130J Hercules aircraft, operated and supported by up to 25 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members. It will deploy for up to five days each month to assist with transporting troops, equipment and supplies to the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) and the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) ...
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If they get lost, they could ask the Israeli Prime Minister for directions. :nod:

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If they get lost, they could ask the Israeli Prime Minister for directions. :nod:

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"...can deploy for up to 5 days each month."

They fly in for a week, out for 3? Like oil workers or miners?
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If they get lost, they could ask the Israeli Prime Minister for directions. :nod:

Well, his brother...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yonatan_Netanyahu
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About the United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe from which our people presumably will operate:

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The RSCE is a shared service centre based in Entebbe, Uganda.  We consolidate administrative and support functions previously located in various field missions in a less volatile, more family friendly regional location, with the goal of providing efficient, client-orientated and scalable services while reducing the missions’ footprints to UN field missions across Africa.

https://rsce.unmissions.org/

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The RSCE currently provides a full range of administrative, logistics and information and communications technology services to eighteen Client Missions in Africa, representing 75% of all United Nations peacekeeping and special political missions worldwide...

The Transport and Movement Integrated Control Centre (TMICC) was established with the goal of consolidating, integrating and optimizing transportation and movement services for operations in the RSCE client missions. Services provided by TMICC include providing integrated planning and execution of integrated regional flight schedule. In addition, the TMICC is leading a pilot project to provide end-to-end supply chain services for six commodities throughout the East Africa Corridor. The project is expected to result in reduced lead times and improved supply chain visibility, while implementing industry best practices...
https://rsce.unmissions.org/about

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Well, his brother...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yonatan_Netanyahu

Perhaps if working through a medium like John Edwards, and although it was his brother who led the Op, the younger brother remembers it well, having just left the Sayeret Matkal a short time before.
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