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NEW U.N. FORCE WILL HAVE LEEWAY TO DEFEND ITSELF

The larger U.N. peacekeeping force the Security Council is expected to dispatch to Bosnia-Herzegovina in coming weeks will be given greater freedom to defend itself, France's U.N. ambassador says.

The Security Council is expected to receive Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali's recommendations for more troops late this week or next.It will then draft a resolution approving the new force, defining its expanded authority, size and financing, diplomats say.

The U.N. troops "will have - should the situation arise - a pretty active role. They will be apt to defend themselves, and to defend themselves actively," the French ambassador, Jean-Bernard Merimee, said Tuesday.