Press releases archive (2006 -2015)

  • 25 Feb 2015 - UNIFIL’s Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Luciano Portolano met today with local authorities, mayors, LAF and Internal Security Officers in the town of Bint Jbeil in south Lebanon. Major-General Portolano took the opportunity to express his gratitude to the...
  • Lebanese Minister of Environment Mr. Machnouk and Force Commander Major- General Portolano exchanging presents after their meeting.

    11 Feb 2015 - The Lebanese Minister of Environment Mr. Mohammad Machnouk, today paid a visit to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in Naqoura where he was received by UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Luciano Portolano. The purpose of the visit was to...
  • 05 Feb 2015 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Luciano Portolano today held separate meetings with Sheikh Hasan Abdallah (Tyre and Jabal Amel Shiite Mufti), Bishop Shukrallah Nabil Hajj (Tyre Maronite Archbishop), Bishop Michael Abras (Tyre Greek Catholics Archbishop...
  • 04 Feb 2015 - The Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Major-General Luciano Portolano, today chaired a regular tripartite meeting with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at the UN...
  • 30 Jan 2015 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Luciano Portolano today called on Lebanese Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri in his office in Beirut to discuss the situation in the UNIFIL Area of Operation in view of the recent incidents in southern Lebanon. The Force...
  • Honor guard carrying the flag-draped casket of departed Spanish peacekeeper, Lance Corporal Toledo, departs the memorial service held at the Beirut International Airport.

    29 Jan 2015 - A memorial service was held this morning at the Beirut International Airport in honour of a UNIFIL peacekeeper who lost his life yesterday in the line of duty in southern Lebanon. Lance Corporal Francisco Javier Soria Toledo, a member of the Spanish contingent deployed in...
  • 28 Jan 2015 - At around 11:30 am this morning, UNIFIL observed six rockets launched towards Israel from the vicinity of Wazzani north of Maysat in the UNIFIL area of operations. The IDF returned artillery fire in the same general area. During the course of the developments, a UNIFIL...
  • 19 Dec 2014 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Luciano Portolano today called on Lebanese Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri, Prime Minister Tammam Salam and Minister of Interior Nuhad Mashnouk in Beirut. Discussions focused on the situation in UNIFIL's area of...
  • 18 Dec 2014 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Luciano Portolano today paid two separate courtesy calls to the Grand Mufti of the Lebanese Republic H.E. Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian...
  • 17 Dec 2014 - The Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Major-General Luciano Portolano, today chaired a regular tripartite meeting with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at the UN...

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