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GAF patrols  Gambia-Casamance  borders

Feb 2, 2022, 12:38 PM

The Gambia Armed Forces Quick Reaction Force 1 (QRF) has patrolled the epicentre of Senegalese troops-MFDC separatists clash and affected villages in the Foni Kansala District yesterday, according to Kerr Fatou.

“The purpose of the patrol was to actually assess the safety and communicate to the residence of those areas especially those who fled to come back,” Malick Sanyang, the spokesperson of The Gambia Armed Forces told The Point.

The visit was also meant to restore confidence in the residents of the affected villages that normalcy has been restored, following the clash between the Senegalese troops in the ECOMIG mission and MFDC separatists on 24th January, Kerr Fatou points out.

From its base at the 4 Infantry Battalion in Kanilai, QRF 1 patrolled the villages of Kampanti, Kappa, Ballen and Funtang, before returning to their base. 

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