19 March 2015
The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today held a ceremony to mark the 37th anniversary of its peacekeeping presence in southern Lebanon at the UNIFIL Headquarters in Naqoura.
"I was very concerned that I might leave Lebanon before having the opportunity of seeing my grandparents and reading al-Fatiha of the Holy Korkan by the tombs of my relatives," said Corporal Yasser, a French peacekeeper serving in UNIFIL's mission in south Lebanon.
The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today underwent a transfer of command of its Maritime Task Force (MTF) to Rear Admiral Flavio Macedo Brasil from Rear Admiral Walter Eduardo Bombarda at the end of his one-year term at the helm.
The Lebanese Minister of Environment Mr. Mohammad Machnouk, today paid a visit to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in Naqoura where he was received by UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Luciano Portolano.
"The training that we are doing today is one of a series of courses that we deliver to LAF and UNIFIL soldiers to build up trust between both institutions" says Major Tadgh Murray, the Irish training officer conducting a series of training sessions for both Lebanese Armed Forces and UNIFIL peacek