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.
Pedagogy experts and educationists brought in to south-western Lebanon – at the request of local communities – by UNIFIL’s Italian peacekeepers spent about four months visiting schools and imparting knowledge and skills on educating children.
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.