French engineering detachment supports the marking of the blue line

“Directly subordinate to the UNIFIL general commander, the French Engineer Detachment (DETGEN), armed now with the Sappers Deminers of the 19th Engineer Regiment, is committed to support the marking of the blue line. This line defines the line of withdrawal of Israeli forces from southern Lebanon validated by the United Nations.

The marking of this line is underway: It’s the Blue Line Marking Project. Heavily mined, the route needs to be checked regularly and, if necessary, cleaned before the intervention of the markers of the UN. It is during such mission when the DETGEN French deminers intervene.”

Source: Ministère de la Défense


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