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Cablegate: Senegal Currently has 2,681 Soldiers and Civpol in Six

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DE RUEHDK #0940 1171222
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 271222Z APR 07
FM AMEMBASSY DAKAR
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 8189
INFO RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC
RHEFDIA/DIA WASHDC
RUEHZK/ECOWAS COLLECTIVE
RUEHDT/AMEMBASSY DILI
RUEHKH/AMEMBASSY KHARTOUM 0072
RUEHKI/AMEMBASSY KINSHASA 0195
RUEHPU/AMEMBASSY PORT AU PRINCE 0058

UNCLAS DAKAR 000940

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR IO/PSC, PM/PPA, INR/AA, AF/RSA AND AF/W
PARIS FOR POL - D'ELIA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS MCAP KPKO SG
SUBJECT: SENEGAL CURRENTLY HAS 2,681 SOLDIERS AND CIVPOL IN SIX
PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS

REF: USDAO DAKAR SG DTG 301726Z MAR 07 (IIR 6 886 0033 07)

1. Eighty Senegalese peacekeepers who have been serving as civilian
police (CIVPOL) in Haiti returned last week. With Senegal
benefiting from the African Contingency Operations Training and
Assistance (ACOTA) and Centers of Excellence for Stability Police
Units (COESPU) programs, the Mission has endeavored for some time to
obtain a more exact picture of Senegal's peacekeeping deployments.
Based upon input provided to the Office of Defense Cooperation, the
Defense Attache and the Regional Security Office, Embassy
understands that as of April 15, 2007, Senegal had a total of 2,681
peacekeepers deployed abroad.

2. The country breakdown follows:

-- Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) -- 727
(470 soldiers, 252 gendarmes and 5 prison guards)
-- Cote d'Ivoire -- 674
(515 soldiers, 92 gendarmes, 60 police and 7 prison guards)
-- East Timor - 18
(14 police and 4 gendarmes)
-- Haiti -- 141
(119 gendarmes, 20 police and 2 prison guards)
-- Liberia -- 585
(465 soldiers and 120 gendarmes)
-- Sudan -- 536
(465 soldiers, 46 police and 25 gendarmes)

3. If one examines the breakdown by service, the army currently has
1,915 peacekeepers abroad; the police have contributed 140 policemen
to CivPol; the gendarmes have 612 men involved in CivPol; and the
penitentiary service has 14 men abroad as CivPol.

4. COMMENT: Some of the 766 CivPol may have benefited from COESPU
or Anti-Terrorism Assistance (ATA) training, and all of the deployed
soldiers have benefited from ACOTA. However, the Senegalese
continue to request that we examine ways to provide appropriate
training to all personnel deployed in United Nations and African
Union security operations. END COMMENT.

JACOBS

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