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10 South African Defense Forces Battalions are preparing to be send to DRC

At a military training area in Limpopo, the preparation training for the 10 South African Infantry (SAI) Battalion's deployment to the United Nations (UN) Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reached its final stage of evaluation. This deployment will take place in the near future. The battalion's status as being ready for battle has improved as a result of their successful completion of the training objectives for the field training component of Exercise Phirima 2022.

According to reports from the 43rd SA Brigade Operational Communication, the exercise made sure that the forces were trained on the operational procedures of both the United Nations and the South African National Defense Force (SANDF), which will be carried out during the forces' upcoming tour of duty in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as part of Operation Mistral.

The infantrymen and women from the Mafikeng-based infantry battalion have moved to the Entabeni site, also in Limpopo, for Exercise Matha. This move marks the beginning of the brigade's new training mission, which focuses on jungle warfare. 21 SAI is currently the component of the FIB that represents South Africa. The FIB is the only United Nations force with an offensive mandate, and its mission is to protect Congolese civilians from attacks and intimidation by the numerous rebel groups that are active in the country of Central Africa.


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