The UNIFIL Maritime Task Force (MTF), deployed since October 2006, has stepped up its tactical training activities with the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Navy, with some 750 joint activities having been already conducted this year.
In the wake of the serious incident along the Blue Line on 1 September that occurred amidst mounting tension following developments outside the UNIFIL area of operations, UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Stefano Del Col today called on Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Beirut.
At about 5:00 p.m. today UNIFIL was informed by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) that an anti-tank missile had been fired from the vicinity of Marun Ar Ras in southern Lebanon at an IDF vehicle in the Avivim area, south of the Blue Line.
UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col today chaired a regular Tripartite meeting with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at the UN position in Ras Al Naqoura.
“It is a course that helps us acquire basic-self defence skills using daggers and pistols , unarmed self-defence methods against an unarmed opponent, as well as developing our techniques in individual attack and how to use edged weapons,” said Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Captain Houssam Mhanna, w
UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col met with Lebanon’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Gebran Bassil, in Beirut today, with discussions focusing on a wide range of issues concerning UNIFIL’s work in south Lebanon and at sea in pursuance of UN Securi
UNIFIL today hosted a group of about 50 university students from around the world in its headquarters in Naqoura and at a UN position along the Blue Line in a visit organized by Lebanon's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants.
Three Lebanese Civil Defence officers along with two Spanish UNIFIL peacekeepers took immediate action to rescue a man stuck inside a car after an accident. The body of the vehicle was badly damaged and the team realized that opening the door to rescue the man would have been impossible.