210 Chinese peacekeepers arrive at mission area in Lebanon

China Military Online
Li Jiayao

BEIRUT, May 28 (ChinaMil) -- The second echelon of the 17th Chinese peacekeeping force to Lebanon, totaling 210 soldiers, arrived at the Beirut International Airport onboard a UN charter flight on May 26 and were stationed at their barracks in south Lebanon.

The 410-strong 17th Chinese peacekeeping force to Lebanon, which consists of a multi-function engineering detachment, a construction engineering detachment and a medical detachment, has been fully deployed in its mission area in south Lebanon.

China started to send servicepersons to join the United Nations peacekeeping operations in Lebanon in 2006. The major tasks of the Chinese peacekeepers in Lebanon entrusted by the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) include landmine sweeping and exploder clearing, boundary marker erecting along the Blue Line, engineering construction and maintenance, medical treatment and humanitarian rescue.


Related News