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Army Commander: Lebanon is Daesh free

August 30, 2017 at 4:11 pm

Lebanese soldiers stand guard at the Lebanon-Syria border on 28 August 2017 [Muhammed Ali Akman/Anadolu Agency]

Lebanon today announced the end of its military operation to oust Daesh from along its border with Syria.

Lebanese Armed Forces Commander General Joseph Aoun officially declared the end of the “Dawn of the Outskirts” operation which began ten days ago.

“After you completed the Dawn of the Outskirts operation, in which you have achieved a decisive victory on terrorism by expelling it from the towns of Ras Baalbek and Qaa, this dear region belongs to the nation, which has been washed with the blood of your comrades, the martyrs who were killed, and those wounded, and with the sweat which fell from your foreheads.”

“In your name, I extend my deepest condolences to the members of their families and to these heroes: You were present in our conscience and will remain, we will never forget you,” General Aoun said.

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