Hezbollah official Wafiq Safa tells Reuters his party offered its condolences “after the unintentional incident that took place between the residents of al-Aqbieh and individuals from the Irish UN unit”

Soldier killed in Lebanon named as Private Seán Rooney; Cork soldier among three injured
Eoin English and Steven Heaney
December 15, 2022

The Irish soldier who was killed in an ambush by a “hostile mob” while on UN peacekeeping duty in Lebanon has been named as Private Seán Rooney. Private Seán Rooney, 23, a native of Newtowncunningham, Co Donegal, who grew up in Dundalk and whose family is steeped in military tradition, was fatally wounded after the UN jeep he was driving was attacked in a village just south of Beirut at about 9.15pm Irish time, 11.15pm local time, on Wednesday night…The two white jeeps with UN markings came under small arms fire in Al-Aqbieh. One jeep managed to escape but the second jeep came under sustained fire and is believed to have crashed into a building and overturned. READ MORE

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