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News

24.05.2017

22nd Slovenian Contingent assumes duties in operation UNIFIL in Lebanon

On Saturday, 20 May, a ceremony was held at UN military camp in Shama, Lebanon marking the transfer of duties between the 21st and the 22nd Slovenian UNIFIL contingents.

In the presence of Sector West Commander Brigadier General Francesco Olla, Lieutenant Colonel Drago Desnica handed over contingent duties to Major Nina Raduha. In his address, Brigadier General Olla highlighted the high professionalism and diligence of Slovenian troops demonstrated through their highly responsible performance.

The contingent’s tasks include the protection of the entire area of responsibility, including the control of the demarcation line between Lebanon and Israel, as well as all entry points into the southern part of Lebanon. SAF members also assist members of the Lebanese Armed Forces in the resolution of instabilities in the country and perform staff duties at UNIFIL Sector West Headquarters.