Lebanon News

UNIFL trains Lebanese Army on riot control

Lebanese soldiers attend a training exercise in south Lebanon. (The Daily Star/UNIFIL, HO)

TYRE, Lebanon: The Italian unit of United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon organized a training workshop Tuesday for Lebanese Army officers on riot policing and control.

The training was held at UNIFIL’s office in Mansourieh and was titled “Riot and Violence Control.” It was managed by a maneuver and immediate intervention expertise team from the Italian force’s Rimahi Novara unit.

The training introduced Army soldiers to the tactics and methods utilized to control crowds in cases of significant threat to the general order. It included both theoretical and practical lessons centered on capacity building and skills development.

The UNIFL forces have been established on the Lebanese-Israeli borders since 1978, but their role was expanded to include support for the Lebanese Army and humanitarian aid after the 2006 war.





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