UN considers drone surveillance for I Coast

2013-04-18 13:11

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New York - The United Nations is considering deploying drone surveillance planes over Ivory Coast to patrol its thickly jungled border regions as it gradually cuts back its peacekeeping force on the ground.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made the suggestion this week in a report to the Security Council that was approved on Tuesday.

If approved, this would be the second UN drone deployment of unarmed surveillance flights. The Security Council has already permitted their use in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ban told the council, "This would enhance situational awareness and monitoring ability, with a view to strengthening the ability" of the UN peacekeeping force.

Ivory Coast's ambassador, Youssoufou Bamba, approved of the idea.

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