UN force in Lebanon exerting all possible efforts to help civilians –

“Categorically” rejecting allegations in the Lebanese media about UNIFIL denying support to civilians, spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters in New York that the Force “continues to do everything possible to help civilians threatened by the current hostilities within its area of operations.”The spokesman noted that the peacekeeping mission’s capacity to help “is regrettably limited, since in present circumstances, it cannot even re-supply its own personnel.”UNIFIL’s “general advice to civilians is to remain in their villages unless specifically advised to leave, and in the latter case, to move northward in small groups,” Mr. Dujarric said.“Experience has shown that large concentrations of people are more likely to be attacked, no matter what flag they may be carrying,” he observed. read more

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