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UNIFIL organizes a marathon in south Lebanon

(Xinhua)

10:16, April 16, 2012

BEIRUT, April 15 (Xinhua) -- The command of the western sector and the Italian contingent of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) organized a marathon on Sunday in Tyre, in cooperation with the municipality of the city, the official National News Agency reported.

Around 300 people from different countries, soldiers and officers of the UNIFIL and the Lebanese army as well as sports and social associations attended the event, according to the NNA.

The commander of the Italian contingent, General Carlo Lamanna said he was proud to take part in the event in the ancient southern city of Tyre.

"We bring a message of peace and we run today for Peace, sports is a vital form of communication," he added, thanking the city of Tyre and those who contributed to the success of the day.

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