Congo: May 7, 2005


The South African government said that South African reservists would deploy to the Congo for peacekeeping duties. While the government report wasn't specific, the South African troops the 156 reservists will replace is a regular army infantry unit. The reservists will serve with the 7th South African Infantry Battalion Congo and be deployed for six months. The South African government said this is the first deployment of reservists but more will serve in the Congo as regulars rotate home. 




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