He was only seven years old and was playing in the field when he saw a ball and rushed to get it. That was in 1988, in Borghliyeh Village, in the middle of the war in South Lebanon. But the cluster bomb in disguise detonated as soon Hussein Ghandour touched it, blowing away his arm and leg.
Italian Army Chief of Staff, General Claudio Graziano, on Monday 10 March visited UNIFIL Headquarters in Naquora, South Lebanon. He was met by UNIFIL Force Commander and Head of Mission, Major-General Paolo Serra and senior staff of the peacekeeping mission.
"My heart is pounding like the rain today, because I had a very special year, both at the professional and personal level." This is how Rear Admiral Joese De Andrade Bandeira Leandro, the outgoing Brazilian Commander of UNIFIL's Maritime Task Force (MTF) described his feeling as he was passing on