Indobatt wins UN sports championship in Lebanon

Indobatt wins UN sports championship in Lebanon
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[The Jakarta Post]: The Indonesian Battalion (Indobatt) recently won a sports competition that was organised between UN peacekeeping forces from various countries in Lebanon, from Nov. 4 to 20. Indobatt soldiers finished first in two of the four sporting events contested in the Sector East Inter Contingent Championship 2011, which comprised basket ball, volleyball, futsal and shooting competitions. The games took place in South Lebanon. Battalions from Spain (Spainbatt), India (Indbatt), Nepal (Nepbatt), Malaysia and Lebanon itself, all of which were part of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), also joined the games, Indobatt spokesman Major Banu Kusworo said in a press statement on Wednesday, as quoted by Antara state news wire. Indobatt were named overall champions after winning the volleyball and shooting competitions, and finishing third in futsal and fourth in basket ball. Spainbatt finished second, and Indbatt came third overall. Indobatt was officially relieved of its duties in a discharge ceremony at its headquarters in Adshit Al Qusayr, South Lebanon, on Monday. The unit has made arrangements to send the team of 135 back to Indonesia in six groups, leaving Lebanon between Nov. 21 and 30.

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