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Sector East HQs host French and Finnish troops in joint exercise

UN Photo/Lieutenant Léa Fournel - UNIFIL Force Commander's Reserve

UNIFIL Sector East peacekeepers, led by the Kingdom of Spain, last week hosted counterparts from France and Finland in their area of responsibility in south-eastern Lebanon in a regular exercise to test technical interoperability of a multinational force which UNIFIL epitomizes with troops from 45 countries.

The aim was to ensure their ability, in a multinational environment, to react quickly and to face all types of situations, thus allowing them to contribute to the stability of southern Lebanon.

The exercise, also called Familiarization of Deployment (FAMDEP), included joint foot patrols, joint vehicle patrols and joint casualty evacuation between Sector East peacekeepers and the French-led Force Commander’s Reserve (FCR) force.

The one-day exercise on 27 January 2021 sought to enhance interoperability, reactivity and flexibility between the peacekeepers, while serving for peace in south Lebanon.

All these movements as part of the exercise occurred along the roads and tracks defined for the exercise in coordination with the Lebanese Armed Forces, UNIFIL’s strategic partners.


(Photos: FCR and Sector East / UNIFIL)