WORLD China's peacekeeping force to Lebanon sets new mine-sweeping record

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China's peacekeeping force to Lebanon sets new mine-sweeping record

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15:06, August 13, 2020

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The multi-functional engineering detachment of China's 18th peacekeeping force to Lebanon completed the last mine-sweeping task on August 11, and achieved a record of searching and clearing more than 10,000 square meters of minefields.

The mine-sweeping task was carried out at the humanitarian minefield designated by United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in the morning. The minesweepers conducted tasks in accordance with SOP (Standard Operation Procedure) set by the United Nations, and completed all mine-sweeping missions in the afternoon.

Since its deployment to Lebanon in May last year, China's 18th peacekeeping force has searched and cleared four operational minefields, one suspected minefield, and one humanitarian minefield, covering 10,427 square meters. About 1,577 mines have been found and removed. This is the first time that China's peacekeeping force has cleared more than 10,000 square meters of minefields during the deployment period since 2006.

(Compiled by Gu Yu)

 


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