Saturday, May 17, 2008

UN peacekeeper in Lebanon dies - Melayu?

Sat, 17 May 2008 02:57:54

A car accident leaves one United Nations peacekeeper dead and another injured in southern Lebanon, Lebanese security officials say.

A car from the Malaysian battalion went off the road, and slid into a valley near the village of Tebnine in southern Lebanon, the sources said on Friday.

The wounded person was transferred by a French UN peacekeeper to a hospital in Tebnine for treatment, the sources added.

The Muslim majority countries of Indonesia and Malaysia have each offered to send 1,000 troops to Lebanon.

Originally, United Nations Interim Forces in Southern Lebanon (UNIFIL) was created by the Security Council in 1978 to confirm Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon, restore international peace and security, and assist the Lebanese government in restoring its effective authority in the area.

Following the July/August 2006 crisis, the Security Council enhanced the force and decided that in addition to the original mandate, it would, among other things, monitor the cessation of hostilities; accompany and support the Lebanese armed forces as they deploy throughout the south of Lebanon; and extend its assistance to help ensure humanitarian access to civilian populations and the voluntary and safe return of displaced persons.

RZS/HAR - presstv

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