UN / LEBANON UPDATE

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“The UN Interim Force in Lebanon, UNIFIL, received reports that at least two rockets had been fired from Lebanon towards Israel. The Israel Defence Force confirmed the reports to UNIFIL and responded with artillery fire,” a UN spokesperson told reporters in New York. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 04 AUGUST 2021, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, UN headquarters exterior

04 AUGUST 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric at the dais
3. Med shot, reporters
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Just after noon today, local time, the UN Interim Force in Lebanon, UNIFIL, received reports that at least two rockets had been fired from Lebanon towards Israel. The Israel Defence Force confirmed the reports to UNIFIL and responded with artillery fire. UNIFIL’s Head of Mission and Force Commander, Major General Stefano Del Col, was in immediate touch with the parties. He urged them to cease fire and to exercise maximum restraint to avoid further escalation, especially on this solemn anniversary. UNIFIL remains fully engaged with the parties through our liaison and coordination channels. It is imperative to restore stability immediately so that UNIFIL can begin an investigation.”
5. Med shot, reporters

STORYLINE:

“The UN Interim Force in Lebanon, UNIFIL, received reports that at least two rockets had been fired from Lebanon towards Israel. The Israel Defence Force confirmed the reports to UNIFIL and responded with artillery fire,” a UN spokesperson told reporters in New York.

Briefing media at UN Headquarters today (4 Aug), UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said UNIFIL’s Head of Mission and Force Commander, Major General Stefano Del Col, was in immediate touch with the parties. Dujarric added that the Head of the Mission urged them “to cease fire and to exercise maximum restraint to avoid further escalation, especially on this solemn anniversary.”

“UNIFIL remains fully engaged with the parties through our liaison and coordination channels. It is imperative to restore stability immediately so that UNIFIL can begin an investigation,” the UN spokesperson concluded.
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