Press releases

  • Lebanese Armed Forces Commander General Jean Kahwagi accompanied by UNIFIL Force Commander Major-General Alberto Asarta Cuevas on arrival at UNIFIL HQ, 12 December 2011

    12 Dec 2011 - (Press statement - LAF Commander visits UNIFIL) UNIFIL Force Commander Major-General Alberto Asarta Cuevas today received the Lebanese Armed Forces Commander General Jean Kahwagi at UNIFIL headquarters in Naqoura. Their meeting focused on the situation in southern Lebanon in view of the recent incidents and discussed ways to better coordinate the joint efforts of UNIFIL and the LAF in order to further enhance security control in the area.
  • 05 May 2010 - Naqoura, Lebanon – On 28 April 2010, Brigadier-General Santi Bonfanti of Italy assumed the post of Deputy Force Commander and Deputy Head of Mission of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), succeeding Brigadier-General Apurba Kumar Bardalai of India.Brigadier-General Bonfanti brings to the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission international knowledge and expertise.From August 2008 to September 2009, he served as Chef de Cabinet and Chief of the Joint Effects Coordination Branch
  • 28 Aug 2009 - Technical review to maintain operational effectiveness of the Mission The United Nations Security Council, acting on the request of the Government of Lebanon, yesterday unanimously decided to extend without amendment the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for a period of one year until 31 August 2010
  • 11 Aug 2009 - An exercise in large-scale disaster response was conducted on 10-11 August jointly by the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), in cooperation with a number of government and non-government organizations in the village of Srifa in south Lebanon.
  • 27 Jul 2009 - The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Force Commander Major-General Claudio Graziano today held a meeting at the Municipality of Tibnin in south-west Lebanon with local authorities from the neighbouring towns and villages. Also present were members of parliament with constituencies in the area and representatives of the Lebanese Armed Forces.
  • 14 Jul 2009 - The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Maritime Task Force (MTF) conducted yesterday a Maritime Joint Exercise off the coast of Lebanon in close cooperation with the Lebanese Navy. The aim of this Joint Exercise was to improve cooperation and coordination between different maritime operations, MTF and LAF.

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