A senior official with the United Nations said on Wednesday (1 August), that he believes a U.
A senior official with the United Nations said on Wednesday (1 August), that he believes a U.N. force will remain in Lebanon, despite its limited effectiveness in keeping the peace. The Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Brian Urquhart, who is visiting Lebanon this week, said he could not imagine the U.N. allowing the troops to be withdrawn while southern Lebanon remained in such a volatile condition. However, those U.N. troops stationed in the Sinai as a buffer zone between Israeli and Egyptian troops are pulling out.
SYNOPSIS: Ben Gurion Airport is being used as the massing point for the troops on their way home. The U.N. Emergency Force has been stationed in the Sinai since the end of the Yom Kippur War in 1973. Now, with the withdrawal of its mandate by the Security Council, and the return of the Sinai to Egypt, its work in the area is completed.
Troops from Australia, Finland, Ghana, Indonesia, Canada and Poland have made up the four thousand-man force. And now their service in the area is ended.