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Next GSDF unit to be sent to South Sudan to come from Obihiro, Hokkaido

Self-Defense Forces (SDF) Chief of Staff Katsutoshi Kawano announced on Jan. 26 that the next SDF unit to be dispatched to South Sudan for UN peacekeeping operations (PKO) will consist mainly of members of the Fifth Ground SDF Brigade with headquarters at the Obihiro Base (Obihiro City, Hokkaido).


According to a Defense Ministry source, the Fourth GSDF Infantry Regiment at the Obihro Base will serve as the security force of this unit, which will be responsible for “rushing to the rescue” and other new duties under the security laws.

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