Monday, June 27, 2011

Irish Army in Lebanon

Over the weekend the final 200 soldiers of the 104th Infantry Battalion were deployed to southern Lebanon to fulfil their role in the UNIFIL mission. This is a very important mission given the events of the second Lebanon war in the summer of 2006 when Hezbollah and Israel fought a brutal month long war over the southern Lebanese border with Israel. It is also very dangerous mission as was seen earlier this months when two Italian soldiers were killed by an IED. Gubu World wishes all Irish soldiers in Lebanon a safe and successful mission. Below is a short video released by the Defence Forces of the troops preparing for deployment over the weekend.

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