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The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) reports that the situation is calm in its area of operations and that UN troops remain deployed on the ground and along the Blue Line. The Secretary-General was seriously concerned about recent incidents across the Blue Line and called for maximum restraint. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 3 SEPTEMBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

3 SEPTEMBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2.Wide shot, press briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General:
“The Secretary-General was seriously concerned about the incidents across the Blue Line. And he calls for maximum restraint and urges all concerned to cease all activities that violate resolution 1701 and endanger the cessation of hostilities.”
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5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General:
“UNIFIL’s role is to report back, and they are doing just that. I think General Del Col is playing a critical role in ensuring that the situation does not get out of control. He has been, from what we understand, working the phones both with the IDF and the LAF to ensure that the situation does not degenerate.”
6. Wide shot, press briefing room

STORYLINE:

The UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) reports that the situation is calm in its area of operations and that UN troops remain deployed on the ground and along the Blue Line. The Secretary-General was seriously concerned about recent incidents across the Blue Line and called for maximum restraint.

The Force Commander of UNIFIL, Major-General Stefano Del Col, remains fully engaged with the parties to ensure that stability is maintained along the Blue Line.

On Sunday, UNIFIL was informed by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) that an anti-tank missile had been fired from the vicinity of Marun Ar Ras, in southern Lebanon, at an IDF vehicle in the Avivim area, south of the Blue Line. In response, the IDF conducted artillery fire directed at the general area from where the missile attack had originated.

Speaking to reporters today (3 Sept), UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said, “The Secretary-General was seriously concerned about the incidents across the Blue Line. And he calls for maximum restraint and urges all concerned to cease all activities that violate resolution 1701 and endanger the cessation of hostilities.”

He said Major-General Del Col added that this was a serious incident in violation of the resolution and clearly directed at undermining stability in the area.
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