A UNIFIL convoy was intercepted by locals in the city of Nabatieh, southern Lebanon, after midnight on Tuesday.
The convoy, which belongs to the Irish UNIFIL battalion that operates in southern Lebanon, was seen taking photographs of a street that extends from the western entry point of Nabatieh to the Bir El-Qandil area.
According to Al-Jadeed, the three UNIFIL vehicles, one of which was a military ambulance, were on the way to return to Beirut from South Lebanon when they strayed off their routine course and entered Nabatieh through the Wadi Noumayrieh – Doueir – Marj Zebdine road.
The Lebanese Army arrived at the scene when locals intercepted the convoy after seeing some of its members taking pictures of the area, and coordinated the convoy’s exit from Nabatieh soon after.
Neither UNIFIL nor the Lebanese Army has commented on the incident, as of the time of writing.
This is not the first time locals have intercepted a UNIFIL convoy in southern Lebanon.