In September , UNIFIL Sector East conducted, two training courses on identifying and detecting mines and explosives, for both the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and UNIFIL personnel, at its base in Marjayoun in south-eastern Lebanon.
UN peacekeeping in south Lebanon does not always mean patrolling towns and villages or round-the-clock monitoring of the 120-kilometre Blue Line.
For a group of UNIFIL Indian peacekeepers, it’s far more than that.
UNIFIL donated a significant number of UN assets to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), its intelligence wing and the Lebanese General Security over the past week, with the shared objective of promoting a climate of peace and stability in the UNIFIL area of operations in south Lebanon.
UNIFIL Ghanaian peacekeepers recently conducted training exercises for Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) personnel, geared towards fostering cooperation and improving working relations between the two forces, in the south-western Lebanese village of Kfar Dunin.
UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col today chaired a Tripartite meeting with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at a UN position in Ras Al Naqoura.
UNIFIL’s Spanish peacekeepers provided a range of firefighting equipment to 10 Lebanese Civil Defence Centres (CDCs) in south-eastern villages last week. The support is crucial especially during the ongoing dry season when bushfires in Lebanon are rampant.