UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary today met with Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Beirut.
Late on Friday afternoon in Suwwana village, south east Lebanon, the football coach calls his team together for a pre-match tactical discussion. A couple of players who are sitting on the sidelines pick up their prosthetic limbs and attach them before jogging over to the huddle.
The Lebanese Special Forces soldier calls his combat dog to heel. “Key” the dog who is already growling at the “suspicious” man across the park, obediently responds. The soldier and his dog closely watch as the man makes threatening gestures and shouts aggressively. The dog tugs on his lead.
The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) today conducted a joint live fire exercise combining armoured assets, machine gun and small arms live fire in an area about one kilometer south of UNIFIL Headquarters in Naqoura.