Three UN MINUSMA Peacekeepers Killed in Mali
The UN announces the death of three UN MINUSMA peacekeepers today near Aguelhok. in Mali. Terrorist groups AQIM and JNIM are known to operate in the area,
The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was decided by Resolution 2100 of 25 April 2013 by the Security Council to support the political transition process and help stabilize Mali.
By unanimously adopting Resolution 2164 of 25 June 2014, the Council also decided that the mission should focus on tasks, such as ensuring the safety, stabilization and protection of civilians; support political dialogue and national reconciliation; assist the restoration of state authority, the reconstruction of the security sector, and the promotion and protection of human rights in the country.
The UN Office in Mali (UNOM) has been absorbed by MINUSMA since April 25, 2013.
Since July 2013, MINUSMA has taken over from the African support mission to Mali (AFISMA).With resolution 2364 of 2017, the UN Security Council unanimously extended the mission.
The military component of MINUSMA, with an authorized force of over 13,000 men from 57 countries, consists of military observers, staff officers and personnel deployed in the main Malian cities including Kidal, Gao, Tomboctu, Mopti.