UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon urges ‘restraint’ after border fire

A UN peacekeeper of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) walks near a poster depicting Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in Adaisseh. (AFP)

The head of the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon urged “maximum restraint” after the Hezbollah movement traded fire with Israel across the border on Sunday, a spokesman said.

“UNIFIL is following up on the firing across the Blue Line” between Lebanon and Israel, said Andrea Tenenti, spokesman for the UN Interim Force in Lebanon.

UNIFIL chief “Major General Stefano Del Col is in contact with the parties urging the maximum restraint and asked to cease all activities,” he told AFP.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54