(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Ottawa, Sep. 1 (Petra) - The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) air task force (ATF), deployed in Mali, completed its mission today after more than a year of operations in Gao city, according to official sources.
A statement by the Canadian Foreign Ministry today said that the completed mission included providing critical aeromedical evacuation, logistic and transport capabilities as part of the operations in the landlocked country in West Africa.
"In July 2018, Canada deployed an ATF composed of 250 CAF members and eight helicopters to Gao, north of Mali, as part of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), which were essential to the conduct of UN operations in remote and vulnerable areas of the country," it added.
The statement pointed out that since then, the CAF members conducted 11 aeromedical evacuations and more than 100 transport missions. Canadian helicopters also had transported approximately 2,800 passengers and delivered 370,000 pounds of cargo, with over more than 4,000 flying hours.