Lebanon, UN renews Unifil mission – Ultima Ora

(ANSA) – NEW YORK, AUGUST 29 – The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution extending the mandate of the United Nations mission in Lebanon (Unifil) until August 31, 2021.

The document provides for the reduction of the maximum number of troops from 15,000 to 13,000 (as requested by the US): a provision that does not require any cuts to the forces on the ground, currently about 10,250 soldiers. It also strengthens the monitoring mechanism in southern Lebanon.