BEIJING, May 8 (ChinaMil) -- The 17th Chinese peacekeeping force to Lebanon held a grand rally to mark its founding and expedition to Lebanon Monday. The majority of the peacekeepers come from a brigade of the PLA Army's 75th Combined Corps.
The 400-strong peacekeeping force consists of a multi-functional engineer detachment, a construction engineer detachment and a medical detachment. They are scheduled to leave China for Lebanon in two batches in the second half of May and take over the responsibility of the 16th Chinese peacekeeping force to Lebanon.
In the one-year mission period, the three Chinese peacekeeping detachments will be mainly undertake tasks of landmine clearance, engineering construction, Blue Line boundary markers planting and humanitarian medical assistance.