Long arrays of blue barrels dotted along the Blue Line – against the backdrop of beautiful natural landscape – seem picturesque.
UNIFIL today marked the 44th anniversary of the UN mission’s establishment with its head and Force Commander, Major General Aroldo Lázaro, calling on the parties to make “meaningful steps” towards a sustainable peace.
In the spirit of the ongoing UNIFIL support to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), the UN mission’s Republic of Korea Battalion (ROKBATT) handed over 10 Barracuda armored personnel carriers (APCs) to the LAF’s South Litani Sector (SLS) yesterday.
Today, UNIFIL marked United Nations Day at its headquarters in Naqoura, south Lebanon celebrating the date in 1945 when the United Nations Charter came into force. The peacekeeping mission marked the today, 25 October as the 24th fell on a Sunday this year.
UN peacekeeping in south Lebanon does not always mean patrolling towns and villages or round-the-clock monitoring of the 120-kilometre Blue Line.
For a group of UNIFIL Indian peacekeepers, it’s far more than that.