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Camp Castor near Gao in Mali, where Dutch soldiers are on mission
Jun 13 '18 08:00

The government plans to put an end to the Netherlands' contribution to the the UN military mission in Mali, sources told RTL Nieuws. There are currently 250 Dutch soldiers in the African country.

Camp Castor near Gao in Mali, where Dutch soldiers are on mission
Jan 29 '18 11:00

When popular fitness app Strava released its Global Heatmap, showing the activities of a billion cyclists and joggers around the world, late last year, the company likely didn't realize that it may also be revealing the location or patrol routes of military or strategic bases.

Feb 12 '15 19:54

Further changes to the new healthcare law proposal by Dutch health minister Edith Schippers (VVD) drew doubts and opposition after Parliament heard the amended plan on Wednesday.

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Jan 23 '15 16:47

The threat level around the United Nations base in Gao, Mali has increased and the threat is "significant," according to the Minister of Defence, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert. Many Dutch troops are stationed in the area supporting the multinational mission, Minusma, to restore security and stability in Mali.

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Jan 21 '15 07:49

Dutch troops have fired on Tuareg rebels from the air in northern Mali. The airstrike was in response to rebels firing on peacekeepers with heavy weapons, the UN mission in Mali said in an official statement. The Dutch Ministry of Defense confirmed that two Apache helicopters were used.

Dec 9 '14 11:10

Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minster Liliane Ploumen (Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation) visited Mali in the past two days. Accompanied by Chief of Defense General Tom Middendorp, the visited the Dutch troops in the United Nations mission Munumsa (Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali).

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Oct 15 '14 15:59

The Dutch soldiers in Mali are suffering more from the heat because the camp where they have been staying for months, is not finished yet.

Apr 22 '14 08:44

The biggest group of the Dutch soldiers part of the UN mission bound for Mali are departing on Tuesday.

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Apr 15 '14 13:17

The first unit of Dutch soldiers that will serve as part of the UN stabilization force in Mali (Minusma) left Schiphol yesterday.

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Mar 31 '14 12:55

The Netherlands is adding three Chinook helicopters to Mali to the Dutch stabilization forces in war torn Mali.

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