Irish President Michael Higgins and his wife pose for a photo with orphaned children as he checks on Irish UNIFIL peacekeepers in Tiri, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Ireland's president Michael Higgins Tuesday thanked the Lebanese Army for maintaining a collaborative relationship with the Irish troops of the U.N. peacekeeping forces in south Lebanon.Higgins said he got a chance to see the efforts and sacrifices Irish peacekeepers make on a daily basis to contribute to the UNIFIL mission.He laid a wreath on the memorial site for fallen Irish peacekeepers in the close by village of Tebnine. Forty seven Irish peacekeepers gave their lives while in service with UNIFIL.
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