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S 5 UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)

The UN Security Council set up the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon on 19 March 1978 for cease-fire observation along the Israel-Lebanon border. Although Australia has not contributed units to this force (which continues to operate), it did supply the arms and ammunition for the Fijian contingent.      Since UNTSO military observers are attached to UNIFIL it is possible that some Australians have provided assistance to UNIFIL. UNIFIL is listed in Schedule 3 VEA as commencing on 23 March 1978.