29 Oct 2009

Fiji land force commander to take up 6-month UN Iraq job

5:35 pm on 29 October 2009

The Fiji military's Land Force Commander Colonel Pita Driti is going on a six-month tour of duty to Iraq.

The military spokesperson, Lt Colonel Neumi Leweni, has told Fiji media that Colonel Driti will leave for Iraq within the next few weeks.

Reports say he will lead a contingent of 86 soldiers and serve under the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq.

Lt Colonel Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara will be the acting Land Force Commander during his absence.