Amid icy conditions, UNIFIL peacekeepers clear roads and conduct patrols
As storms Norma and Miriam lashed Lebanon last week, piles of snow carpeted mountains. Within UNIFIL’s area of operation in south-eastern Lebanon, mountainous areas suddenly turned white. Despite icy conditions, UNIFIL peacekeepers continued their daily activities.
In the Shab’a area alone, at the request of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), UNIFIL’s Spanish combat engineers conducted three snow clearing operations, facilitating UNIFIL patrols as well as the passage for local residents.
One of the operations involved clearing a road that serves as the supply route for five LAF positions nearby.
Despite fog and snow, UN peacekeepers from India and Kazakhstan continued with daily foot and vehicle patrols in Shab’a and other affected areas.