NNA - There are about 6000 activities carried out by the peacekeepers of the "Folgore" Brigade, framed in ITALBATT during the first 3 months of the mission.
Over 500 of these operational activities were carried out, mostly along the demarcation line called Blue Line, in close coordination by the Italian soldiers of "Savoia Cavalleria" and 183 "Reggimento Paracadusiti" Nembo "with the Lebanese Armed Forces.
These activities, ranging from training courses with local security forces, to meetings with local authorities to support activities for the local population, have guaranteed in recent months a marked increase in the stability of the area, favoring a greater feeling of security and of the improvement of living conditions for citizens as well as increased freedom and security of movement throughout the area of operation.
In these days the second course in favor of the sharpshooters of the General State Security is in progress, and a training aimed at perfecting the use of the supplied individual armament will soon start.
There are about 70 meetings in the 30 schools that insist on the territory, with over 15 donations of educational material and the 800 patients have been exceeded during the Medical Care activities carried out by the doctors of the Italian battalion.
During one of the last meetings, Col. Cristian Margheriti, Commander of ITALBATT, underlined the excellent relations existing with the inhabitants and local leaders. The Mayor, Bahji Husseini, warmly commented: "the Italian battalion is the lung through which we breathe."