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Contribution To Lebanon Mission To Be Reduced

April 27 2012


Spain has decided to cut its contribution to the U.N. mission in Lebanon by 20 percent, reports the Latin American Herald Tribune.

There are currently 1,100 Spanish personnel serving with the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

By next year, the Spanish contingent will be "a force that is capable of continuing to train the Lebanese armed forces, but much reduced" because the U.N. mission "has been completed," Defense Minister Pedro Morenes told COPE radio on Thursday. ...

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