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UNIFIL: Italian peacekeepers helps Lebanese ISF

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Lebanese authorities are deeply grateful toward the peacekeepers of the UNIFIL mission. The Italian contingent, currently made up of units of the Taurinense Alpine Brigade, completed and inaugurated an important project in favor of the Lebanese Internal Security Forces (ISF), near two of their facilities in the city of Tyre, in the south of the country.

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Specifically, they completed deliveries of four generators of medium and large capacity, installed in the main bases of the ISF to implement the provision of electricity of the centers of command and control of the Internal Security Forces, compensating for the lack of energy, which – in that area – is limited to few hours in daylight.

During the inauguration ceremony, held in base of the command of the 2nd mobile Regiment of ISF, local authorities have expressed appreciation for the cooperation and the proximity of the Italian contingent, dedicated to the support of the Lebanese armed forces as required by UN Resolution 1701.

 

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Lebanon: Renzi visits Italian contingent

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Official visit of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to the Italian contingent in Lebanon, to verify the situation on the entire area of UNIFIL operation and to compliment the work of Italian troops in the south of the country. Accompanied by General Claudio Graziano, Chief of the Defence Staff, the Prime Minister has reached the military base Millevoi in Shama, the headquarters of the West Sector of UNIFIL, currently leaded by the Alpine Brigade “Taurinense”.

Waiting for him, the Head of Mission and Force Commander of UNIFIL, Major General Luciano Portolano, and the Commander of national Contingent, Brigadier General Franco Federici. Informal and warm Christmas greetings made by Renzi, who wanted to meet men and women of our contingent informally, expressing the closeness of the Italian government to them and to their families.

Great praise for the armed forces involved in peacekeeping missions and peacekeepers of Taurinense in Lebanon, operating within the framework of UN Resolution 170 in order to monitor the cessation of hostilities, support the Lebanese Armed Forces, and ensure appropriate support for the people local. «You are highly professional soldiers, you carry out your precious work in the service of the Italian institutions and peace, far away from your loved ones. You make us proud to be Italian», concluded the Prime Minister.

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Europe: new coast guard protecting borders

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The European Commission has decided to establish a European border and coast guard to ensure a strong and shared management of external borders. Regarding the principle of free movement of people, the new control body will protect the Schengen area and control migratory flows, through systematic inspections, based on the comparison with relevant databases.

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“The european coast guard and border – said Frans Timmermans, first Vice President of the European Commission – will identify any weaknesses in real time, thanks to the collective capacity to effectively manage crisis situations, in which a section of the external borders is subjected to pressure”. The new body will have a reserve team fast coastguard and a park of technical equipment made available by the Member States: the Agency will be able to count on at least 1.500 experts, whose intervention can be deployed within three days, obviating the need for workers or equipment for operations.

It will set up a monitoring and risk analysis centre to control migration flows in the EU and to analyze risk and vulnerability assessments of weaknesses. Europe also enshrines a right to intervene: the Member States can apply for joint operations and rapid border interventions.

In case of significant migration that threatens the Schengen area, the Commission will establish the urgent collective. Coastguards will be part of the national coast guard and border European insofar as border control operations take place. Finally, the responsibility with respect to the internal security is fundamental, in terms of control of cross-border crime and terrorism, in terms of combating cross-border crime and terrorism along with other EU agencies and international organizations.

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Libano, esercitazioni congiunte per la Taurinense

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Nuovo ciclo di esercitazioni congiunte per la Brigata Alpina Taurinense al comando del Sector West di Unifil in Libano. Le attività, volte a mantenere il proprio livello di addestramento e implementare le procedure comuni con le unità di altri paesi, si sono concluse con la giornata addestrativa finale presso il villaggio di Naqoura.

In zona sono confluiti assetti di manovra italiani impegnati con le equivalenti unità ghanesi e francesi nella simulazione di un grave incidente e la successiva gestione dell’ escalation delle tensioni. Durante le esercitazioni le unità esploranti del Nizza Cavalleria, il Reggimento che fornisce la Sector Mobile Reserve (unità di riserva e pronto impiego) del settore ovest della missione UNIFIL, hanno messo in atto l’applicazione di procedure standard e di rapidità d’intervento.

Lo staff della Brigata Taurinense, invece, si è occupata di coordinare e implementare le procedure di comando e controllo attraverso un ciclo di esercitazioni specifiche cha ha coinvolto, ad ora, gran parte delle unità dipendenti, sia nazionali che straniere. Il tutto nel quadro delle attività intraprese dagli Alpini nel sud del Libano, dove da circa due mesi garantisce il controllo del territorio nella sua area di responsabilità in stretto coordinamento con le forze armate libanesi, attraverso continui pattugliamenti congiunti e una capillare presenza sul territorio, avvalendosi delle unità di manovra del Reggimento Nizza Cavalleria (1°) e del Battaglione alpini L’Aquila.

 

Lebanon, joint exercises for Taurinense Brigade

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New round of joint exercises for Taurinense Mountain Brigade, who is leading the command of Sector West of UNIFIL mission in Lebanon. The activities cycle, planed to maintain their training level and to implement procedures with units coming from other countries, were concluded with the final coaching day near the village of Naqoura. In this area converged Italian maneuvering units, engaged with French and Ghanaian equivalent units in the simulation of a serious accident and of the following management of tension escalation. During the training the exploring units of the Nizza Cavalry Regiment, providing the Sector Mobile Reserve (reserve unit and rapid deployment) of the western sector of the UNIFIL mission, have implemented the application of standard procedures and rapid intervention. At the same time, the Brigade Taurinense staff, was responsible for coordinating and implementing the procedures of command and control through a series of specific exercises wich involved, now, most of the employed units, both national and foreign. All this within the framework of the activities undertaken by the Alpine troops in southern Lebanon, where, since two months, they ensure the control of the territory in their area of responsibility, in close coordination with the Lebanese armed forces, through continued joint patrols and a capillary presence on the territory, using the maneuver units of Nizza Cavalry Regiment (1st) and of the Alpine Battalion L’Aquila.
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“The Islamic State”: the book of AGC

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On December 12 the book “The Islamic state”, published by AGC Communications and written by various authors, will be presented in Rome. The book aims to clarify the dynamics of the threat endangering the West.

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The Islamic State represent the only real event of the third millennium, it can rely on well-trained and armed men with clear objectives: gas and oil pipelines, dams, power plants, commercial hub, fertile agricultural areas. Collecting taxes and popular support, it has a court and take instruction for the education of its citizens.

It attracts those who are searching the one Ummah, a community without borders or distinctions of race, offering job opportunities and even career chances. In this State where orphans, poor and elderly are very important, and leader takes a backseat to the Ummah. If Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dies, he will be replaced by a successor elected by the Shura council in concert with the tribal leaders. It’s a complex socio-cultural system, which harmoniously blends traditional elements such as the observance of the Koran, the Sunnah, the principles of medieval texts, the modernity of social media, mass media and communication, information and disinformation, not neglecting a rich film production.

The Islamic State represents an effective combination of philosophy, technology and logic. The news agency AGC Communications works on open sources and monitors the foreign press, with specific reference to the Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus. The book contains a warning to Western governments: if you send ground forces, and if they were captured, they will die in the same manner of the Syrian and Iraqis soldiers, of aid workers taken captive, as the gruesome executions filmed show us. In this war started by the Islamic State there is no place for war prisoners, the only purpose is bringing about “the promise of Allah”, the personal “Armageddon” of the third millennium Caliphate.

 

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“Lo Stato Islamico”, la storia del Califfato Nero nel dossier di AGC Comunication

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“Lo Stato Islamico ” è un volume che nasce dall’esigenza di fare chiarezza sulle dinamiche della minaccia che incombe sull’occidente. Unica vera novità del terzo millennio, lo Stato Islamico può contare su uomini armati e ben addestrati con obiettivi chiari: gasdotti, oleodotti, dighe, centrali elettriche, hub commerciali, aree agricole fertili. Riscuote tasse e consenso popolare, è dotato di un tribunale e si dedica all’educazione dei suoi cittadini.

Attira quanti sono alla ricerca dell’unica Ummah, una comunità senza confini né distinzioni di razza, che offre opportunità di lavoro e persino di carriera. E’ uno Stato in cui c’è spazio per orfani, poveri e anziani, dove il leader passa in secondo piano rispetto alla Ummah. Se dovesse morire Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, sarebbe sostituito da un successore eletto dal consiglio della Shura, insieme ai capi tribù. Un impianto socio-culturale complesso, che miscela sapientemente elementi di tradizione quali l’osservanza del Corano, della Sunnah, dei testi medievali, alla modernità dei social media, della comunicazione massmediatica, di informazione e disinformazione, non trascurando una ricca produzione cinematografica.

Il connubio efficace tra filosofia, la tecnologia e logica. L’agenzia giornalistica AGC Communication lavora su fonti aperte e sul monitoraggio della stampa estera con riferimento specifico a Medio Oriente, Centro Asia e Caucaso. I l libro è un monito ai governi occidentali: se invieranno forze di terra, e se queste venissero catturate, faranno la fine dei militari siriani e iracheni, la fine dei cooperanti presi prigionieri, quella che ci viene mostrata dalle raccapriccianti esecuzioni filmate. In questa guerra iniziata dallo Stato Islamico non c’è posto per i prigionieri di guerra, l’unico scopo è quello di portare a compimento “la promessa di Allah”, la personale “Armageddon” del Califfato del III millennio.

Libano: Alpini, supporto a popolazione e LAF

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Si intensifica in Libano l’attività dei militari italiani impiegati nella missione UNIFIL, sui due fronti della cooperazione con le forze armate locali e del supporto alla popolazione. Nei giorni scorsi gli Stati Maggiori del Sector West di UNIFIL, su base Brigata alpina Taurinense, hanno incontrato la 5^ Brigata delle Forze Armate Libanesi (LAF) presso la base di Shama.

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Un importante momento di confronto, volto ad incrementare l’integrazione e le attività congiunte tra i due Comandi attraverso la pianificazione di addestramenti comuni per rendere sempre più efficaci le attività svolte. Parallelamente, vanno avanti le iniziative in favore dei libanesi: a fine novembre la Croce Rossa di Tiro ha ricevuto materiale ospedaliero e sanitario offerto da donors novaresi e consegnato dai militari di ITALBATT, l’unità di manovra del contingente italiano di UNIFIL, attualmente su base Reggimento “Nizza Cavalleria” di Bellinzago Novarese.

“La donazione è stata possibile grazie alla solidarietà e la collaborazione mostrata  dall’Azienda Ospedaliera “Maggiore della Carità”, dal Sacro Militare Ordine Costantiniano di San Giorgio, dall’ Associazione Nazionale Alpini – Sez. di Novara e dalla Croce Rossa di Oleggio, organizzazioni importantissime per il territorio novarese che hanno voluto sostenere in maniera attiva le iniziative promosse per il Libano dal Nizza”, ha ricordato il Colonnello Massimiliano Quarto, comandante di Italbatt, nel corso della consegna. La dotazione – che comprende 14 letti da degenza completi di materassi e cuscini ignifughi, 1 montascale per disabili,  5 carrozzelle, 1 seggiolone polifunzionale per disabili e numerose scatole di materiali monouso da ambulatorio – sarà utilizzata dalla Croce Rossa sia per la normale attività del nosocomio, sia per la successiva distribuzione presso i domicili di malati cronici seguiti dall’organizzazione di volontariato.
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Lebanon: Alpine B. helps population and LAF

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The activity of the Italian soldiers engaged in the UNIFIL mission continues both in terms of cooperation with the local armed forces, than of support to the population. In these last days the General Staffs of the UNIFIL Sector West, based Taurinense Alpine Brigade, met the 5th Brigade of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) in the military base of Shama.

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An important meeting, aimed at increasing integration and joint activities between the two Chiefs by planning common trainings. At the same time, the initiatives in favour of the local population carry on: in late November, Lebanese Red Cross of Tiro has received materials for hospital and healthcare, offered by donors from Novara and delivered by the soldiers of ITALBATT, the maneuver unit of the UNIFIL Italian contingent, currently based Nizza Cavalry Regiment.

“The donation was made possible thanks to the solidarity and cooperation shown by the Hospital “Maggiore della Carità”, by the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George, by the “National Alpine Association – Novara section” and by the Oleggio Red Cross, important organizations who wanted to support actively the initiatives promoted for Lebanon by Nizza Regiment, ” as Colonel Massimiliano Quarto, commander of Italbatt, declared during the ceremony. The equipment – which includes 14 inpatient beds with mattresses and fireproof pillows, 1 stair lift and 1 multipurpose chair for disabled, 5 wheelchairs, and numerous boxes of disposables from surgery – will be used by the Red Cross for the normal activities of the hospital, and for subsequent distribution at home for chronic patients followed by the voluntary organization.
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Lebanon, Unifil’s committment in spite of attacks

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The Lebanon situation is getting worse. Since last September 11, three ambushes hit the Italian military forces engaged in the field. The final, against a patrol of Italian peacekeepers of UNIFIL mission, occurred in the south, on the border with Israel, near the base of Naqoura. During a routine patrol two cars blocked an armored Lynce and exploded several bursts of kalashinikov. The militiamen then looted the vehicle and fled after stealing a machine gun and some bullet-proof jackets. The General Staff of Defense denies any responsibility of IS, who instead claimed the attack in Beirut in which 41 people died of a few days before the terrorist attack against Paris. Lebanese authorities have launched investigations to clarify the sequence of events.

The presence of Shiites of Hezbollah in the territory would preclude any infiltration of Sunni IS or Al Qaida terrorists. Andrea Tenenti, spokesman for the UN force, said that «The investigation is pursuing, and Lebanese authorities join Luciano Portolano, General Commander of UNIFIL, in condemning the ambush». The UN Security Council reiterated its support to UNIFIL, asking to all parties the respect of their obligations to protect security of peacekeepers and of other members of the UN staff. Meanwhile, the Italian contingent continue the activity to contribute to the stability of the country and in favor of local population. During the first month of operation, the “Taurinense” Alpine Brigade has ensured compliance with the UN Resolution 1701, through the continuous control of the territory, and daily committing its structures in joint activities with the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), both with patrols independent.

In addition to the activities aimed at maintaining the overall balance, the Italian contingent has promoted two new initiatives in high and middle schools of the Al Qulaylah municipality. The Italbatt Task Force led the first lesson of the Italian language course, included in the program of the school year 2015/16, while the medical staff held, on the proposal of the School Director, Mr Abdel Karim Hassan, a lesson in dental awarness.

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