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Italian defense official in Lebanon for brief visit

An Italian peacekeeper and Lebanese children paint on a wall inside of the UNIFIL's headquarters as they mark the International Day of Peace in the southern town of Naqoura, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

BEIRUT: An Italian delegation headed by Deputy Secretary of Defense Domenico Rossi arrived in Beirut Friday for a one-day visit.

A source at Beirut airport said the delegation, which arrived from Italy on board a military plane, will inspect Italian troops serving as part of the U.N. peacekeeping force in south Lebanon.

The delegation will leave Lebanon later Friday, the source told The Daily Star.

 

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