UN Approves Darfur Troops

Published: Wednesday, 08/01/2007 12:00 am EDT

The United Nations Security Council yesterday approved the sending of 20,000 peacekeepers to Sudan's war-torn Darfur province. The 20,000-strong force will be a hybrid UN-African Union force and will be under the command of both organizations. In addition, it will have the mandate to protect civilians and also protect the implementation of the Darfur peace agreement.

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