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The Europeans stammer, the Americans articulate

(BRUSSELS2) Two US Air Force C17 Globemaster III transport planes left Burundi today for the Central African Republic, in support of the African operation (MISCA), a Pentagon spokesperson announced today. And two more should follow tomorrow. They will transport around 165 pieces of equipment, including a 1,5 ton truck, protected transport vehicles and various materials.

Burundian soldiers boarding in Bujumbura (US Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Erik Cardenas)

Since December 12, the start of the American commitment, eight flights of heavy C-17 aircraft have linked the capital of Burundi to the Republic of Burundi. Central African. That is 432 passengers transported, 25 pallets of equipment, as counted by Colonel Steve Warren. Two C-17s and a small support team arrived in Uganda on December 11.


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).

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