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US Military ends Ebola mission in Liberia

Al Bowier/Benjamin S. Taingay

(elbcradio.com/Feb. 27, 2015)-The United States Military Thursday, February 26, 2015 staged the end of its Five-month Ebola Mission in Liberia.

According to the U.S. Mission Commander, Gary Volesky, the mission’s decision is based on the tremendous reduction in the spread of the Ebola virus in the country.

Major General Volesky said the force of more than 2,800 men has been scaled back since the epidemic began declining.

With the progress made thus far in the Ebola fight, he also said: “Nearly all troops will leave Liberia at the end of April.”

“100 troops will remain in the region to strengthen the surveillance capacities of local governments in the fight against the pandemic,” Commander Volesky further noted.

 


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