MAF: Malbatt vehicle stopped by residents in Lebanon

KUALA LUMPUR, — The Malaysian Armed Forces Headquarters (MK ATM) has confirmed an incident involving a Malaysian Battalion 850-11 (Malbatt 850-11) vehicle being stopped by local residents in Beirut.

In a statement today, MK ATM said the incident occurred on February 29 at about 4.30pm (Lebanon time) when a convoy of two Malbatt 850-11 vehicles was en route to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (Unifil) staging area near Rafik Hariri International Airport, Beirut.

“One of the vehicles involved, a Fitted For Radio Cendana Auto brand, along with five members of Malbatt 850-11, got separated from the convoy due to traffic congestion.

“The vehicle entered the Hay Al-Sellom area in Dahiyeh, South Beirut, to make a turn to return to the correct route,” the statement said.

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