21 Oct 2004

UN confirms 130 Fiji soldiers to guard its Baghdad HQ

8:28 am on 21 October 2004

The United Nations has confirmed about 130 Fiji soldiers will be guard its headquarters in Baghdad.

The Fiji government had said it would send a 155 soldiers and 24 bodyguards for officials.

A UN spokeswoman Marie Okabe has confirmed that Australia will provide most of the equipment for the Fijians.