Lebanon's Army vows to "fight terrorism"
Lebanese soldiers patrol the streets of Tripoli where the neighboring war in Syria has heightened tensions between various sects living in the restive northern city (Anwar Amro/AFP)
Lebanon's Army vowed over the weekend to battle terrorism by launching the security plan despite attacks targeting the military.
“The Army will continue to fight and pursue terrorists, and is determined to move forward and implement the security plan in all its details, whatever the sacrifices and difficulties," the Army command said in a statement issued late Saturday.
"The Army Command knows that it is now more than ever targeted by terrorists who want to prevent the establishment of the authority of the state and its attempts to eliminate strife,” the statement said, citing the Arsal blast and the attack that killed an Army officer in the northern city of Tripoli last week.
Acting Police Chief Brig. Gen. Ibrahim Basbous arrived in Tripoli Sunday to attend a security meeting at the Tripoli Serail.