Press Releases

  • 20 Jul 2021 - Just before 4 a.m. this morning, UNIFIL radar detected the firing of rockets from an area north-west of Al Qulaylah toward Israel.  Our radar subsequently detected return artillery fire by the IDF.  UNIFIL is in direct contact with the parties to urge maximum restraint and...
  • 03 Jun 2021 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col today chaired a special Tripartite meeting – held in a modified format due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions – with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (...
  • 28 May 2021 - UNIFIL today handed over one of its positions to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), its strategic partner, at a ceremony in south-western Lebanon. UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col handed over UN position “2-45A” to Brigadier General Maroun...
  • 19 May 2021 - Rockets have been launched from southern Lebanon into northern Israel and Israel Defense Forces has retaliated. UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Del Col is in direct contact with the parties urging all sides to exercise maximum restraint at this critical...
  • 17 May 2021 - On Monday, 17 May at around 11:30 pm, UNIFIL detected firing of rockets from the general area of Rashaya Al Foukhar north of Kfar Chouba, in south Lebanon. Immediately after we were also informed by the parties. The Israel Defense Forces returned artillery fire directed at the...
  • 16 May 2021 - UNIFIL peacekeepers are on the ground and working in close coordination with our strategic partners, the Lebanese Armed Forces who are working around the clock to provide security in the area. Since the beginning of the demonstrations, we have been together on the...
  • 14 May 2021 - We are aware of reports that a Lebanese civilian was killed along the Blue Line near Kafer Kila today during a confrontation with the Israel Defense Forces. UNIFIL’s Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Del Col is in direct contact with the parties to prevent...
  • 13 May 2021 - In relation to reports of launch of rockets from south Lebanon into Israel, UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Del Col is in touch with both parties urging maximum restraint and to cooperate with UNIFIL in order to prevent further escalation. UNIFIL in...
  • 07 Apr 2021 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col today chaired a special Tripartite meeting with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense...
  • 19 Mar 2021 - Marking the 43rd anniversary of UNIFIL’s establishment, Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col reiterated that UNIFIL remains as...

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