Irish troops in Lebanon given June return dates

Irish troops in Lebanon given June return dates

Irish troops serving on a UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon have been given return dates.

The first contingent is due back here on June 21, with the second group scheduled to fly home on June 29.

The soldiers and relatives were informed this morning.

Some have been away on duty since last December.

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