WORLD Peacekeepers memorialize fallen comrade


Peacekeepers memorialize fallen comrade

By Li Xiao | People's Daily app

15:24, August 12, 2019

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(Photo: Huang Shifeng for People's Daily)

At 4 pm on Saturday, soldiers of the medical contingent of the 18th batch of Chinese peacekeepers at Lebanon held a solemn memorial ceremony for Du Zhaoyu, at the town of Khiam, south Lebanon, under the escort of Spanish and local government troops.

At 7:30 pm on July 25, 2006, the Israeli air force launched an offensive against the town of Khiam, located in southern Lebanon, killing four UN military observers, including Du Zhaoyu, and three others from Finland, Austria and Canada.

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(Photo: Huang Shifeng for People's Daily)

Due to the complicated situation in the Lebanon region, the medical contingent have applied to the local government for the past several years to have this memorial ceremony. This year, with the help of Spanish and local troop's help, it was finally approved.

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