CCP carried out its first 2020 peacekeeping defense drill in Mali

According to Chinese Ministry of National Defense, the Chinese 7th peacekeeping engineering contingent to Mali conducted its first defense drill in 2020 at the barrack of the Chinese engineers on the afternoon of January 10, local time.

Since its deployment to the Menaka region, the area has been repeatedly attacked by terrorists. The defense drill is to ensure the safety of the camp area, the Chinese peacekeeping engineering contingent has newly set up the defensive facilities such as fences, chevaux de frise (an obstacle defence made of angled iron), and underground bunkers around the camp, and regularly organizes the troops to conduct defense exercises to improve the contingent’s emergency response capacity.

New source: Chinese Ministry of National Defense

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