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Belgian field hospital leaves UNIFIL for Battlegroup UE

(B2) Return home for Belgian doctors in Lebanon. The Belgian army is, in fact, in the process of folding up and repatriating its field hospital deployed as part of UNIFIL in Lebanon, at Camp Scorpion in Tibnine, to Belgium. With a radiology department, an analysis laboratory and two operating rooms, the hospital operates essentially in a tent and is able to function as a classic emergency service – role 2. The doctors and nurses of “Belubatt 7” will not be idle. The field hospital will be made available to one of the EU's battle groups, the BattleGroup, in the second half of 2009, which will be under Belgian command and will include French personnel.


(photo: Belgian army)

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).