Press releases archive (2006 -2015)

  • 20 Dec 2015 - This evening shortly after 17:30 hrs, UNIFIL radars detected three rockets fired from the general area of Al Hinniyah in southern Lebanon towards Israel. The IDF informed UNIFIL that two rockets had impacted in northern Israel, and a third fell in the sea. The IDF retaliated...
  • From right to left: UNIFIL Director of Mission Support Mr.Wolfgang Weiszegger, UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Luciano Portolano, LAF South Litany Sector Commander Brigadier-General Charbel Abou Khalil and LAF Intelligence Chief (Southern region) Brigadier-General Khodor Hammoud.

    17 Dec 2015 - The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) donated a number of UN-owned information-technology equipment to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the General Security Directorate/ Sûreté Générale (SG) at a ceremony held on 16 December at its headquarters in Naqoura,...
  • UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Luciano Portolano with LAF’s Brigadier-General Anton Mourad and Brigadier-General Hassan Bacharoouch at Blue Line marking in the vicinity of Kafar kela.

    16 Dec 2015 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Luciano Portolano today reviewed the ongoing work for visible marking of the Blue Line (Line of Withdrawal) in the area of Kafer Kela in southern Lebanon. The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) personnel, accompanied by UNIFIL,...
  • 03 Dec 2015 - On Wednesday, 2 December, UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Luciano Portolano held a meeting with Ambassadors of UNIFIL Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs), Permanent Members of the UN Security Council and representative of the EU Delegation to Lebanon at...
  • 25 Nov 2015 - The Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Major-General Luciano Portolano, chaired on Wednesday, 25 November a regular tripartite meeting with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense...
  • 19 Nov 2015 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Luciano Portolano today called on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Samir Moqbel in Beirut. Following the tragic attack perpetrated in Beirut last week where 43 were killed and more than 200 people injured,...
  • UNIFIL celebrates the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.

    26 Oct 2015 - On Monday, 26 October the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) held a ceremony at its headquarters in Naqoura, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the United Nations. During this international observance of the UN Day, UNIFIL Head of Mission and...
  • 08 Oct 2015 - The Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Major-General Luciano Portolano, today chaired a regular tripartite meeting with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at the UN...
  • Lebanese singer Ahmad Kaabour performing at UN 70th Anniversary in Tyr.

    22 Sep 2015 - On Saturday, 19 September in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations and under the patronage of the Governor of the South his Excellency Mansour Daow , the United Nations interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) organized a series of events in the city of Tyr, in...
  • UNIFIL Guard of Honor marching during the ceremony to commemorate International Day of Peace held at UNIFIL Headquarters in Naqoura.

    21 Sep 2015 - The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) held on 21 September 2015 a ceremony to commemorate the International Day of Peace at its headquarters in Naqoura. Peacekeepers representing the 39 national contingents in UNIFIL were joined at the event by representatives of...

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