Since the UN observers were powerless to prevent this, UNIKOM has since been strengthened by a mechanised battalion of Bangladeshi infantry.
During February's military build-up in the crisis over UN weapons inspections in Iraq, UNIKOM reported a large number of border violations of a different kind.
Despite the occasional incident and periods of heightened tension, a posting to UNIKOM tends to entail long hours of monotonous patrolling -- hardly a glamourous life.
2003 -- The international mission to monitor the Kuwaiti-Iraqi border, UNIKOM
, completes its 12-year mission, aimed at strengthening security and stability along the Kuwait-Iraq border.