(Joint Press Release - LAF and UNIFIL)The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) yesterday conducted a combined live firing exercise in southern Lebanon.
"We have seen reports in the media suggesting that UNIFIL should be deployed along the Lebanese border with Syria. UNIFIL's deployment and functions have been mandated by the UN Security Council with the specific consent of the Government of Lebanon.
The United Nations Security Council, on the request of Lebanon, yesterday unanimously adopted resolution 2064 (2012), extending without any changes the mandate of the United Nations Interim Mission in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for one year, until 31 August 2013.
The Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Major-General Paolo Serra, today chaired a regular tripartite meeting with senior officials from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) at the UN Position at Ras Al Naqour
It was an unusual sight on this International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action in southern Lebanon – the UN Mine Action Support Team manager in sport head gear and clothes roller-skiing on the road along the Mediterranean coast.