UNIFIL peacekeepers from Italy organized a five-day course on international humanitarian laws for 44 military and civilian personnel of nine nationalities in their main base in Shamaa, south Lebanon, last month.
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