The Lebanese Armed Forces have confirmed their acceptance of the latest point to be identified on the Line of Withdrawal between Lebanon and Israel, also called the Blue Line.
"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