Lebanon Army chief says terror war is top mission

Lebanon Army chief says terror war is top mission
Sat Feb 8, 2014 17:07:55

Lebanon’s Army Chief General Jean Qahwaji has reiterated that the prime mission of the force is to combat terrorism, dismantle terrorist cells and then hand over the culprits to the competent court.

"The essential duty entrusted with the army months ago was fighting terrorism, dismantling terrorist cells, bringing all culprits to justice and enhancing the policy of fighting corruption," said the top Lebanese military official.

General Qahwaji further emphasized in a Friday address to the nation’s military officer that they must totally keep away from politics and never think of serving any political party or figure, hence sticking mainly and solely to the military command.

Qahwaji held a series of meetings with all military officers of various ranks, in the context of an annual gathering that takes place with the start of every new year.

The military chief also commended the officers for their restless efforts to anchor security, combat terrorism and every sort of unrest, and implement the UN Security Council Resolution 1701 in cooperation with the UNIFIL forces.


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