Latest Italian armed forces News

Correction: EU-Italy-Highway-Explosion story

Aug. 7, 2018 7:32 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — In a story Aug. 6 about the explosion of a tanker truck in Italy, The Associated Press reported erroneously that two people had died, based on incorrect information from the Italian carabinieri. On Tuesday, the carabinieri referred questions about the accident's death toll to highway...

Italian officer assumes command of UN force in Lebanon

Aug. 7, 2018 7:28 AM EDT

NAQOURA, Lebanon (AP) — An Italian army officer has assumed the command of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Lebanon that's tasked with keeping a fragile peace along the Lebanon-Israel frontier. Maj.-Gen. Stefano Dal Col takes over from outgoing Irish army Maj.-Gen. Michael Beary as the new head of the...