The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been visiting Irish UN peacekeeping troops in Lebanon. Irish Times report:
“Taoiseach Leo Varadkar began his trip of the Irish peacekeeping troops in south Lebanon on Friday, visiting UN post 2-45, the main outpost for Irish Defence Forces troops.
Mr Varadkar laid a wreath to commemorate the peacekeeping soldiers who have died on the United Nations mission since it began in 1978, before flying by helicopter to the outpost where Irish soldiers are currently stationed.
At the outpost, which patrols the Blue Line that separates Lebanon and Israel, Mr Varadkar received a guard of honour, before being taken for a tour of the camp and witnessing a riot containment training exercise that included Lebanese, Irish and Finish forces.”
Ireland has participated in UN operations in Lebanon for almost four decades. The Celtic League has in the past protested about attacks on Irish and other UN troops and deaths of Irish troops due to actions of Israeli Defence Force and a proxy force they used for many years the SLA.
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