United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observervation Mission. Canadian Contingent

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United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observervation Mission. Canadian Contingent

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  • UNIKOM. Canadian Contingent

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The United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission (UNIKOM) was established by the UN Security Council at the end of the Gulf War on April 9, 1991. It was composed of unarmed infantry officers from 42 UN nations. Its purpose was to patrol the demilitarized zone along the Iraq-Kuwait border, deter border violations, and report any hostile action. In 1993 its role was extended to include a peacekeeping force of one infantry battalion from Bangladesh. Its mandate was completed on October 6, 2003. The Canadian contingent of the mission consisted of 4 officers, including Maj Joe Pollock and Capt Bill Lewis, who were Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) members.


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