UNIFIL Statement

19 Oct 2023

UNIFIL Statement

This evening, the Lebanese Armed Forces requested UNIFIL's assistance for seven individuals stranded near the Blue Line, close to Sheikh Abad's tomb, during a significant exchange of fire across the Blue Line.

UNIFIL contacted the IDF, urging them to cease fire in order to facilitate the rescue operation.

The IDF suspended fire, allowing the LAF to extract the individuals from the area.

Tragically, one person lost his life during this incident and the others were successfully rescued.