Members of State Security carry out a training program on close quarters battle skills with Italian UNIFIL soldiers at the peacekeeper's Shama base in south Lebanon, Jan. 25, 2018. (The Daily Star/UNIFIL, HO)
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After a report published in a French newspaper claimed United Nations peacekeepers in Lebanon are unable to operate at night due to tensions with the Army, a U.N. spokesperson said this "misrepresented" the reality on the ground.Regarding the claim that UNIFIL is unable to conduct operations at night, Tenenti said that the reality was that around 40 percent of the nearly 450 daily operations were carried out by peacekeepers after dark.The Army declined to comment on the French report.The Army has also previously said that a new brigade will be formed with international support to work with and take some responsibility from UNIFIL.
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