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.
As part of continued UNIFIL support to host communities and in order to enhance local medical capabilities, the mission’s Finnish peacekeepers recently donated an anesthesia machine to a public hospital in Marjayoun, south-eastern Lebanon, last week.
Late this morning, UNIFIL detected rocket launches from outside UNIFIL’s area of operations in south Lebanon towards the Israeli-occupied Golan.
This was followed almost immediately by an artillery response from Israel directed at the general area around Kafer Chouba.
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.