A five-day live fire exercise between UNIFIL peacekeepers and Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) personnel concluded today in an open field south of UNIFIL Headquarters in Naqoura.
In recent days, several serious incidents have occurred across the Blue Line. These incidents have included rockets launched from south Lebanon into Israel, which drew retaliatory artillery fire by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) inside UNIFIL’s area of operations.
Today, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) released a Lebanese shepherd to UNIFIL at the Ras Naqoura crossing. The shepherd had been apprehended on Tuesday, January 12 in the Bastara area near the Blue Line in south Lebanon.
The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) welcomes today’s announcement of a framework agreement to launch negotiations between Lebanon and Israel on maritime and land boundary demarcation between the two countries.
In line with UNIFIL’s efforts to assist the host population in our common fight against COVID-19 Coronavirus in south Lebanon, UNIFIL troop contributing countries have been taking initiatives aimed at providing communities with medical equipment and other supplies available at our disposal.