The United Nations Force Intervention Brigade is an intervention brigade under the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) authorized by the United Nations Security Council in March 2013 through UNSC Resolution 2098. Rather than a defensive role, it is the first United Nations peacekeeping unit tasked to carry out targeted offensive operations to neutralize armed groups that threaten State authority and civilian security, with or without the Congolese national army, against armed groups that threaten peace in eastern DRC. The brigade is based in North Kivu and is made up of a total of 3,069 peacekeepers. The three countries contributing troops are Tanzania, South Africa and Malawi. It is headed by General James Aloisi Mwakibolwa.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Tanzanian troops arrive in eastern DR Congo as part of UN intervention brigade". United Nations. 10 May 2013. http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=44876#.UizEW9JJOE0. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
- ↑ "Last batch of Tanzanian troops now in Goma for the Force Intervention Brigade". MONUSCO. 12 June 2013. http://monusco.unmissions.org/Default.aspx?ctl=Details&tabid=10662&mid=14594&ItemID=19903. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
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