Press releases archive (2006 -2015)

  • Chief of Staff of the Italian Army Lt.Gen Graziano signing UNIFIL's book of honor in presence of UNIFIL Force Commander Major-General Serra.

    11 Mar 2014 - Italian Army Chief of Staff, General Claudio Graziano, on Monday 10 March visited UNIFIL Headquarters in Naquora, South Lebanon. He was met by UNIFIL Force Commander and Head of Mission, Major-General Paolo Serra and senior staff of the peacekeeping mission. During his visit,...
  • Head of Mission Major General Paolo Serra during the meeting with Lebanese President Michel Sleiman.

    27 Feb 2014 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Paolo Serra today called on the President of Lebanon Michel Sleiman and Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri in Beirut. He also visited former Prime Minister Najib Mikati to express gratitude for his support to UNIFIL during...
  • 20 Feb 2014 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Paolo Serra together with United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Derek Plumbly and UN Deputy Special Coordinator and UNDP Resident and Coordinator Ross Mountain today called on the newly appointed Prime Minister...
  • 05 Feb 2014 - In the early hours of Wednesday, 5 February 2014 one UNTSO (United Nations Truce Supervision Organization) Military Observer from Austria died after falling from a balcony of a building in the city of Tyr, where he was residing. He was immediately taken to Jabel Amel hospital...
  • 29 Jan 2014 - 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 officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at the UN...
  • 20 Jan 2014 - On 18 January, UNIFIL troops observed an unidentified object in the general area of Al Adeisse, close to the Blue Line. UNIFIL immediately informed LAF about the matter. After coordination with LAF, a UNIFIL GIS team conducted technical measurements in the area and...
  • 03 Jan 2014 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander, Major General Paolo Serra, condemns in the strongest terms yesterday’s car bomb in the southern Beirut suburb of Haret Hreik which led to tragic loss of lives and many injuries. Major-General Paolo Serra said: "I deplore...
  • 30 Dec 2013 - Following last morning’s rocket firing from southern Lebanon towards Israel, later yesterday the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) found four rocket firing sites with improvised launch mechanisms in the El Khraibe area east of El Khiam. UNIFIL investigators, accompanied...
  • 29 Dec 2013 - This morning at around 7:35am UNIFIL radars detected firing of at least two rockets from the general area of El Khiam in southern Lebanon towards Israel. The IDF informed UNIFIL that two rockets fired from Lebanon had impacted in the vicinity of Kiryat Shimona in northern...
  • UNIFIL Head of Mission & Force Commander Major-General Paolo Serra receiving Lebanese Armed Forces General Jean Kahwagi at UNIFIL heliport.

    23 Dec 2013 - UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Paolo Serra today received the Lebanese Armed Forces Commander General Jean Kahwagi at UNIFIL headquarters in Naqoura. The Commanders, accompanied by senior UNIFIL and LAF officials, discussed issues related...

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