The first airlift of United Nations troops arrived in Cairo from Cyprus on Friday (26th October).
The first airlift of United Nations troops arrived in Cairo from Cyprus on Friday (26th October). They will police the ceasefire between Israel and the Arabs.
The UN Security Council voted to send a force of troops from non-aligned nations on Thursday (26 October). The force is expected to reach at least 6,000.
The UN Secretary-General, Dr. Kurt Waldheim and his senior advisors have been assembling the peace-keeping force for the Middle East. The troops will be commanded by a Finnish Major General Ensio Sillasvuo.
The force was set up by a resolution in the UN Security Council. Eight non-aligned nations supported the creation of a peach-keeping force put forward in a draft resolution introduced by the Kenyan Ambassador, Joseph Odero-Jowi.