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Lebanon army on alert for possible threat from Israel

November 22, 2017 at 11:26 am

General Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces, Commander General Joseph Aoun [KALS Production/Facebook]

General Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces, Commander General Joseph Aoun, called on his army to be in a state of “full readiness” as tension is rising amidst Israeli military drills on the Lebanon-Israel borders, Al Jazeera reported yesterday.

Aoun also spoke about “threats and violations of the Israeli enemy, as well as aggressive intentions against Lebanon, the Lebanese people and the army.”

He stressed the “importance of facing any attempt to exploit the ongoing circumstances to cause sedition, division, chaos and posing danger to Lebanese unity, civil peace and Lebanese interests.”

In the middle of a political ordeal in Lebanon due to the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Aoun said: “The exceptional political situation in Lebanon makes it important for the army to be on high alert.”

He also called for the army to commit to the UN Security Council Resolution number 1701 in cooperation with the UN forces in Lebanon in order to “maintain stability”.

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