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United Nations to renew, reduce Lebanon Peace Keeping Forces


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United Nations to renew, reduce Lebanon Peace Keeping Forces

Key points:

The United Nations announced that it will reduce the peacekeeping forces in Lebanon for another year on 28th august 2020.  It will also reduce the number of troops.

Highlights:

The UN Interim Force in Lebanon was established in the year 1978. It patrols the southern border of Lebanon that is known as Blue Line. The Blue Line runs along Lebanon-Israel border. The troop ceiling is also being lowered from 15,000 to 13,000.

Background:

According to Israel and the United States, Hezabollah organization is using Lebanon as a base in the southern border.

The UNIFIL(United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) was formed to achieve the following reasons: 

•          To confirm the withdrawal of Israeli forces from Lebanon.

•          To restore international peace.

•          Assist the Government of Lebanon in ensuring its authority.

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United Nations to renew, reduce Lebanon Peace Keeping Forces