CIA, Lebanon team up to talk counterterrorism

Published October 28th, 2015 - 07:12 GMT

Deputy head of the US Central Intelligence Agency David Cohen paid a secret visit to Lebanon over a week ago to hold talks with top security officials, revealed As Safir newspaper on Wednesday.

It said that he had held talks on combating extremism with Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq, Army Commander General Jean Qahwaji, and General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim.

He also held talks during his three-hour trip with State Security chief George Qaraa, Army Intelligence chief Edmond Fadel, and Internal Security Forces Intelligence Bureau head Imad Othman.

Discussions also addressed the needs of Lebanon's military and security institutions.


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