Italian, Ghanaian and Malaysian troops carry out live firing exercise
UNIFIL peacekeepers from Italy, Ghana and Malaysia jointly carried out a live firing exercise with the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) in an area about one kilometer south of the UNIFIL Headquarters in Naqoura this week.
The 27 March exercise, codenamed “Centauro 2019” sought to enhance interoperability among UNIFIL troops operating under the Mission’s Sector West command and with LAF.
During the exercise, the peacekeepers used armoured vehicles and machine guns, while LAF used tanks and anti-tank weapon system.
In the afternoon, following the joint exercise, the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) also carried out its own, separate live firing exercise using mortars.
Photos: Staff Sergeant Luca Filardo & Staff Sergeant Franco Graziano / UNIFIL