United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon Commander Maj. Gen. Luciano Portolano hailed on Thursday the cooperation between the peace keeping forces and the Lebanese army, stressing that the security situation in the south is stable.
“I have hailed the close cooperation between the UNIFIL forces, the Lebanese army and its intelligence forces which would very much help us in solving the problems that could endanger security and calm in the South,” said Portolano after a meeting with Defense Minister Samir Moqbel.
“The security situation is stable now.”
He also extended his condolences over the victims of the Bourj al-Barajneh twin blasts.
Last week, twin blasts claimed by the Islamic State, rocked the Bourj al-Barajneh neighborhood south of Beirut leaving 43 dead and more than 200 injured.
Portolano hailed the close cooperation between the UNIFIL, residents of the southern villages and the Lebanese army.