UNIFIL says Lebanon requested help in rescuing 7 ‘stranded’ people along Israel border

Israeli soldiers patrol near the border with Lebanon, northern Israel, October 19, 2023. (David Cohen/Flash90)
Israeli soldiers patrol near the border with Lebanon, northern Israel, October 19, 2023. (David Cohen/Flash90)

The UN peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon says Lebanese troops requested assistance to bring back seven individuals stranded along the border with Israel. One person was killed in the operation.

The UN force known as UNIFIL said the seven became stranded during an exchange of fire.

UNIFIL says it urged the Israeli military to suspend fire to facilitate the rescue operation, and Israel complied, allowing Lebanese troops to recover the seven.

UNIFIL says that “tragically, one person lost his life during this incident and the others were successfully rescued.”

According to several local television stations in Lebanon, among the group were several Iranian journalists, but UNIFIL did not confirm this.

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