Sunday, September 13, 2009

UNIFIL spokesperson: situation calm South of Litani

13/09/09 NNA - UNIFIL spokesperson for military affairs, Diego Volko, has announced that the present security situation to the South of Litani River tends to be relatively calm with UNIFIL beefing up its presence and patrolling activities along the UN designated/Blue Line.

The UNIFIL spokesperson added in a public release today that a number of fixed and mobile roadblocks sprang up in many places in South Lebanon. He however declined to name any potential party that might have been responsible for firing 2 to 3 rockets in the occupied zone preferring instead to work with Lebanese military to find out those responsible. He stressed need for sticking to Resolution 1701 with the purpose of maintaining peace and security in conjunction with the Lebanese Army. He pleaded also with both sides to do all they could in order to deescalate the situation.