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A training day for wives of Lebanese Army martyrs


In cooperation with the Western Sector Command- the Italian Battalion, Paratroopers Brigade Folgore, the Association of the Martyr Lieutenant Colonel Sobhi Al Akoury organized last Friday a training day dedicated to the wives of the Lebanese Army martyrs at the UNIFIL headquarters in Naqoura. Some 50 women partook in the event which included joint activities with UNIFIL female troops, as well as courses in first-aid, military combat and Italian cooking under the supervision of Italian trainers. Women beneficiaries interacted with the activities demonstrating extraordinary aptitudes. Nadine Maalouf, a martyr’s widow, said this vivid day brought her back to life. On the occasion, the Commander of the Western Sector, General Rodolfo Sganga, described women as shadow armies, in relation to their role in bringing up and preparing soldiers in the Army. Al Akouri Association to recall is a non-profit organization supported by the Lebanese Army in the name of the army officer martyred in during the Nahr el Barid battles in 2007 and founded by his wife Lia in 2008 to help the children of martyrs. (L’Orient Le Jour, December 5, 2017)

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