UNIFIL: training for Blue Helmets and LAF

(To Greater Defense)

In recent days, Italian and Korean Blue Helmets and soldiers of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) concluded a joint training cycle in the training area of ​​Tire, with the aim of refining the technical tactical procedures and increasing interoperability in the field. United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and international.

The 5-day training cycle (June 27 - July 1) had as its predominant theme the close combat in the urban area and the related medical support.

On the final day, a live exercise was conducted in which the simulation system was used Simunition, set in an urban setting in which the UNIFIL and LAF forces acted jointly and synergistically to free some hostages, confronting and putting into practice what they had learned and refined in the previous days.

Brigadier General Massimiliano Stecca, commander of the West Sector and of the Italian contingent, Brigadier General Edgard Lawandas, commander of the 5th Brigade of the LAF, Colonel Claudio Guaschino, commander of the Italian maneuvering battalion based on the Serenissima Lagunari Regiment and the commander of the Korean maneuvering battalion, Colonel In-Soo Kang.

The training session ended with the delivery of the certificates to the Lebanese colleagues by the commander of ITALBATTe by the Brigadier General Edgard Lawandas to the Italian Blue Helmets.

Joint activity (operational and training) with the Lebanese Armed Forces is provided for by UN Resolution 1701. The activities also include joint patrols along the Blue Line (demarcation line between Lebanon and Israel) and in the entire Area of ​​Operations between the Litani River in the north and the Blue Line South.