MIL-OSI Translation: DAMAN: French forces in Lebanon participate in major multinational exercise RITEX 2021


MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from French to English –

Source: Republic of France in French

During September, the French forces of the Force Commander Reserve (FCR), accompanied by their Finnish counterparts, participated in the RITEX 2021 exercise bringing together several contingents of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

The FCR is the reserve unit of UNIFIL: it must always be ready to engage, at very short notice, anywhere in the area of ​​operation, and to take foreign units under its command. If the security situation deteriorates, the FCR must be able to assume its role and thus regularly plan exercises. The RITEX exercise in the western Italian sector was thus organized during the month of September.

The RCF deployed in the western sector of the area of ​​operation to reinforce the Italian and Malaysian contingents. On the program: emergency deployment of a tactical command post, crowd control, detection and deactivation of explosive devices, recognition and evacuation of a wounded person, and accompaniment of a convoy.

Finns, Italians, Malaysians and French worked together to accomplish the mission entrusted to them.




As part of Operation Daman, nearly 700 French soldiers and a Finnish infantry company are contributing to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) by arming part of its staff and the Force Commander Reserve of the ‘surgery. This UNIFIL reserve and intervention unit carries out its missions throughout the southern Lebanon area in close cooperation with the Lebanese armed forces.


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