United Nations Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM)

Opération des Nations Unies en Somalie (ONUSOM)

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24 Apr 1992, by resolution 751 (1992) of E-XE3376 - United Nations Security Council (UNSC), on recommendation of the Secretary-General of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN), initially for a period of 6 months, extended to Apr 1993, as UNOSOM I -- ONUSOM I; and subsequently, from May 1993 to Mar 1995, as UNOSOM II -- ONUSOM II. One of the United Nations Peace-keeping Operations. Mandate terminated 31 Mar 1995.


Monitor the ceasefire agreement of 3 Mar 1992; protect UN personnel; safeguard humanitarian activities around Mogadishu.


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Military component 696 all ranks (500 all ranks battalion from Pakistan, 50 military observers, movement and logistics elements). Authorized strength: 4,219 all ranks but further deployment on hold. Four zone headquarters.


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