FGS Magdeburg Home From UNIFIL Deployment

(Google Translation) – On Friday, July 9th, 2021 at 10 a.m., the corvette “Magdeburg” from the UNIFIL mission (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) will return to her home port of Warnemünde in the eastern Mediterranean. The 60-man crew “Alpha” under the command of frigate captain Christian Heger (37) spent more than five months far from their home and more…

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DOD Linguist Gets 23 Year Sentence for Espionage

June 23, 2021 – Mariam Taha Thompson, 62, formerly of Rochester, Minnesota, was sentenced today to 23 years in prison for delivering classified national defense information to aid a foreign government. As part of her March 26 guilty plea, Thompson admitted that she believed that the classified national defense information that she was passing to a Lebanese national would be…

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FS Tonnerre Crewmembers Repairs Beirut Pilot Boat

August 28, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Thursday August 6, 2020, the Tonnerre amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) was put on alert to participate in the support provided by France for the benefit of Lebanon. Arrived in Beirut on August 13, the Tonnerre sailors were put ashore to help rebuild the port, the country’s economic heart. Among these projects, that of…

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France Charters MN Calao for Beirut HADR

August 14, 2020 (Google Translation) – After the departure of the amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) Tonnerre for Beirut on Sunday August 9, it was the turn of the chartered vessel MN Calao to set sail on Wednesday August 12 evening for Lebanon. It carries 1600 tonnes of material on board, including around one hundred military vehicles and devices (trailers, etc.)…

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HMS Enterprise to Survey Port of Beirut After Disaster

August 6, 2020 – The survey vessel will travel to Lebanon to assess the damage of Beirut’s port following Tuesday’s explosion and help return it to normal operations. The deployment of the ship will complement an immediate package of military and civilian support and £5 million worth of aid. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said, “At the request of the Lebanese…

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Brazilian Frigate Independência Deploys for UNIFIL

March 17, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Frigate “Independência”, of the Brazilian Navy, unraveled, on March 16, from the Port of Natal-RN to compose the Maritime Task Force of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (FTM-UNIFIL), where it will act as a Ship Flagship of the operation. It is Brazil’s 17th participation in FTM-UNIFIL, an operation in which the…

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