France to cut 400 troops from UN contingent in Lebanon

AFP , Tuesday 13 Mar 2012

France to reduce UN peacekeeping contingent in Lebanon by one third, says foreign ministry

France is to reduce the strength of its UN peacekeeping contingent in southern Lebanon by 400, just under a third of its troops there, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.

A statement from the ministry said the decision had been taken in agreement with the United Nations and with Lebanon following a strategic review of the mission of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

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