(軍事)(1)中國首支維和步兵營將赴國外執行維和任務

Peacekeepers are inducted in Laiyang, Shandong province, yesterday ahead of deployment to South Sudan. China is sending 700 troops to the war-torn country as the first Chinese infantry battalion to take part in a United Nations peacekeeping mission, state media reported. Xinhua said 180 of the troops would fly over next month followed by the rest of the battalion in March. The news agency said the peacekeepers would be equipped with drones, armoured infantry carriers, anti-tank missiles, mortars and other weapons for self-defence. Xinhua said that more than 2,000 Chinese peacekeepers were posted in conflict zones around the world. South Sudan has been engulfed in civil war over the past year after its secession from Sudan in 2011. Peace talks resumed in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, on Thursday. Photo: Xinhua 新華社照片,濟南,2014年12月22日 中國首支維和步兵營將赴國外執行維和任務 12月22日,經中央軍委和習近平主席批准,中國首支維和步兵營(南蘇丹)在山東省萊陽市舉行出征誓師大會,將赴南蘇丹執行維和任務。 這是我國首次派遣步兵營執行國際維和任務。根據出征命令,步兵營先遣人員180人將攜帶必要物資,於2015年1月初採取空運方式進行先期部署,後續部隊於2015年3月通過海運和空運方式陸續部署到位。 新華社發(仇成梁 攝)