No Xmas break for the many Irish peacekeeping forces serving in a variety of roles as part of the wider UN global peacekeeping effort.
There are currently 605 Military Personnel serving in fourteen different countries around the world. The biggest troop missions are the 377 personnel serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and the 136 personnel with the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) on the Golan Heights in Syria.
They took a brief moment out to compile this montage of Xmas photos (link):
Image: Irish Army UN Engineer Search and Clearance team on the Syria – Lebanon border.
pp Celtic League Military Monitoring.