In 2006, under Security Council Resolution 1701, UNIFIL witnessed a substantial increase in its troops and responsibilities across its area of operations between the Litani River and the Blue Line.
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.
The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today donated a number of firefighting and rescue assets to the Lebanese Civil Defense (LCD), a public civil emergency service that carries out firefighting, search and rescue activities across th