UN / PEACEKEEPING LEBANON MALI UPDATE

13-Nov-2023 00:01:54
Updating reporters on Peace Operations, a UN spokesperson said that in Lebanon a peacekeeper was injured on 12 November, adding that in Mali, the troops from Chad who withdrew from mission’s base in Kidal have now departed the country using routes by road and by air. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / PEACEKEEPING LEBANON MALI UPDATE
TRT: 01:54
SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 13 NOVEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY
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1. Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters
2. Wide shot, Dujarric at the podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Just to flag that a UNIFIL peacekeeper was injured on 12 November yesterday after being shot in the stomach during an exchange of fire near one of our positions in the vicinity of Al Qawzah, along the Blue Line. Fortunately, the peacekeeper is in stable condition. We of course condemn this incident, and again stress the need for all concerned to ensure the safety and security of our peacekeepers and to respect the inviolability of UN premises.”
4. Med shot, briefing room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“We also reiterate the need for de-escalation, noting that any incident carries the risk of leading to a larger conflagration.”
6. Wide shot, briefing room
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“And our peacekeeping mission in Mali – MINUSMA - reports that all the troops from Chad who withdrew from MINUSMA’s base in Kidal have now departed the country using routes by road and by air. Guinean peacekeepers who were serving at the same location are also in the process of being repatriated. Between 10 and 12 November, 23 military officers and 880 personnel from troop-contributing countries, including Chad, Guinea and Niger, left the Mission as part of the drawdown process. To date, 7,485 MINUSMA personnel out of a total of 13,871 have departed Mali.”
8. Wide shot, briefing room
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The Mission continues to make all efforts to meet the 31 December deadline for the withdrawal, as mandated by the Security Council of these United Nations.”
10. Wide shot, Dujarric walks away
STORYLINE
Updating reporters on Peace Operations, a UN spokesperson said that in Lebanon a peacekeeper was injured on 12 November, adding that in Mali, the troops from Chad who withdrew from mission’s base in Kidal have now departed the country using routes by road and by air.

Speaking today (13 Nov) in New York, Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, said that in Lebanon, “a UNIFIL [UN Interim Force in Lebanon] peacekeeper was injured on 12 November yesterday after being shot in the stomach during an exchange of fire near one of our positions in the vicinity of Al Qawzah, along the Blue Line.”

He added, “Fortunately, the peacekeeper is in stable condition. We of course condemn this incident, and again stress the need for all concerned to ensure the safety and security of our peacekeepers and to respect the inviolability of UN premises.”

The Spokesperson said, “we also reiterate the need for de-escalation, noting that any incident carries the risk of leading to a larger conflagration.”

Regarding the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA), Dujarric said the Mission “reports that all the troops from Chad who withdrew from MINUSMA’s base in Kidal have now departed the country using routes by road and by air. Guinean peacekeepers who were serving at the same location are also in the process of being repatriated.”

Dujarric continued, “between 10 and 12 November, 23 military officers and 880 personnel from troop-contributing countries, including Chad, Guinea and Niger, left the Mission as part of the drawdown process.”

According to him, to date, 7,485 MINUSMA personnel out of a total of 13,871 have departed Mali.

Dujarric said, “the Mission continues to make all efforts to meet the 31 December deadline for the withdrawal, as mandated by the Security Council of these United Nations
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