In Pictures: 28 days outside the wire in Mali

More than 300 British peacekeepers recently patrolled local towns and villages. Here’s what that looked like…

Boots on the ground is key to this operation.

The patrol helped the peacekeepers understand the problems and security concerns within local areas.

Their presence also helped to reassure the local population that the United Nations is here to help. Finally, it will deter any terrorist activity.

The Long-Range Reconnaissance Group (LRRG) is part of the UN Peacekeeping mission in Mali, MINUSMA.

📸 Take a look at what a 28-day patrol in Mali looks like👇

A British peacekeeper talk with locals while out on patrol in Mali.
A British peacekeeper talk with locals while out on patrol in Mali.
The sun sets in Mali as British peacekeepers patrol through the area.
A British peacekeeper talk with locals while out on patrol in Mali.
British peacekeepers drive through a village during market day.
British peacekeepers drive through a village during market day.
British peacekeepers pose for a photo with a member of the Malian Defence Force while on patrol.
British peacekeepers patrol through Mali.
British peacekeepers patrol through Mali.
British peacekeepers in Mali.
British peacekeepers stop for a break while patrolling through Mali.
British peacekeepers stop for a break while patrolling through Mali.
A British peacekeeper stops to eat his ration.
A British peacekeeper stops to eat his rations.
British peacekeepers on watch as night falls in Mali.
British peacekeepers on watch as night falls in Mali.

Find out where the UK Armed Forces are deployed here:👇

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