Spanish military personnel deployed in Lebanon participated, along with the rest of countries integrated in the Multinational Sector East Brigade (BRILIB) such as India, Indonesia and Nepal, in a joint training exercise with units of the Lebanese Army. Taking into account the diversity in the origin of the units, it was necessary to carry out joint instruction and training phases in order to share and unify tactics, techniques and procedures.
This joint training has been carried out according to different phases: COVID19 disinfection of personnel and facilities; first aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR); urban combat tactics; crowd and riot control; basic detection and identification of mines and explosive devices; specific training for Patrol Leaders; mobile check points; and tactical planning of operations at tactical subgroup level.
To this end, each of these phases has been led by one of the units of the Multinational Sector East Brigade. In this line, the Light Protected Tactical Group, as well as the Cynological (K9), Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), medical personnel (ROLE1) and Civil Guard teams, have been involved in the organization and conduction of some of them.
Throughout the training, personnel from the 7th Brigade and the 5th Regiment of the Lebanese Army were also present.
Many of the operational activities conducted by UNIFIL units are carried out jointly with units of the Lebanese Army, making necessary a doctrine that is achieved with this type of activities, where criteria for action are unified and techniques and procedures are shared.