Algeria to host African Union's new North Africa Command
Defense Ministers of Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, along with AU Commission and Polisario representatives, agreed Tuesday (December 23rd) in Tripoli to establish a North African peacekeeping force of some 12,000 soldiers, local press reported. Algeria will host the training headquarters of the North Africa Command as part of the African Union's (AU) standby force, El Khabar reported. Algeria will contribute three regiments to the new brigade: two military and one military police. Morocco, which is not an African Union member, is not participating in the initiative.
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