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UNITED
NATIONS
S

        Security Council
S/15408/Add.1
27 September 1982

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL IN PURSUANCE
OF SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION 521 (1982)


Addendum


1. The last report of the Secretary-General (S/15408) contains, among other things, an account of the situation in Beirut area up to the morning of 20 September 1982, and the steps taken by the Secretary-General to implement resolution 521 (1982) which authorized the Secretary-General as an immediate step to increase the number of the United Nations observers in and around Beirut from 10 to 50.

2. As indicated in that report, 25 of the 40 additional observers arrived in Beirut on 20 September from Naqoura. These were followed by 10 more from the Golan Heights on 21 September. The last 5 observers arrived from Cairo on 22 September, thus bringing the total strength of Observer Group Beirut (OGB) to 50.

3. In addition to the mobile patrols being conducted in the Beirut area, OGB established on 21 September three new observation posts in the airport, the Ministry of Tourism building in West Beirut and in the power plant south of the harbour in East Beirut. Three OGB teams have also been conducting patrols in and around Chatila, Sabra and Bordj el Brajneh refugee camps.

4. The following developments in the Beirut area have been reported by OGB for the period from 1000 hrs GMT 20 September (time of the last report) to 1000 hrs GMT,
27 September:

5. It is my sad duty to report to the Council that on 25 September, four observers were killed, when their vehicle hit a mine in the vicinity of Zanduqah, east of Beirut. I wish to pay a special tribute to these brave soldiers who served the United Nations with courage and dedication and who gave their lives in the cause of peace.














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