UNIFIL troops attacked in southern Lebanon

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UNIFIL troops attacked in southern Lebanon
Members of UNIFIL were assaulted by unidentified individuals while traveling in southern Lebanon.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Published: JANUARY 5, 2022

Members of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) were attacked by unidentified individuals while traveling in southern Lebanon on Tuesday evening, according to Lebanese media. Kandice Ardiel, a spokesperson for UNIFIL stated that the UN vehicles the troops were in were vandalized and official items were stolen in the attack. Ardiel stressed that the troops were not taking pictures and were not on private property and were just on their way to meet members of the Lebanese Armed Forces to undertake a routine patrol.

"UNIFIL condemns attacks on men and women serving the cause of peace, which are violations of both Lebanese and international law," said Ardiel. "UNIFIL also condemns actors who manipulate local residents into serving their purposes." L'Orient-Le Jour, a French-language newspaper in Lebanon, called the reference to "actors who manipulate local residents" a "clear allusion to Hezbollah."

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