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UNFIL Statement On The Explosion In Beirut

UNIFIL is currently assessing the situation, including the scale of the impact on UNIFIL personnel.
05 Aug 2020 11:50
UNFIL Statement On The Explosion In Beirut
A helicopter tries to douse a fire at the scene of the explosion in the port of Beirut

As a result of a huge explosion that rocked Beirut Port this evening, one of the UNIFIL ships of the Maritime Task Force docked in the port was damaged, leaving some UNIFIL naval peacekeepers injured – some of them seriously.

UNIFIL is transporting the injured peacekeepers to the nearest hospitals for medical treatment.

UNIFIL is currently assessing the situation, including the scale of the impact on UNIFIL personnel.

UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Del Col said: “We are with the people and the Government of Lebanon during this difficult time and stand ready to help and provide any assistance and support.”

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