Higher Defense Council: Lebanon Commits To Defeat Daesh
Lebanon's Higher Council of Defense committed Tuesday to a successful military operation in the forthcoming battle against Daesh [the Arabic acronym for the Takfiri ‘ISIS/ISIL' terrorist group], the council's Secretary-General Maj. Gen. Saadallah Hamid said.
"The government is committed to liberating the entire land of Lebanon," Hamid said after the meeting, held at Baabda Palace.
Hamid told reporters that discussion focused on the security situation in Al-Qaa, Ras Baalbeck and the outskirts of Arsal.
"We also discussed maintaining and securing the safety of Lebanese residents and international tourists throughout this summer season," he added.
President Michel Aoun chaired the meeting in the presence of Prime Minister Saad Hariri, military personnel and concerned ministers including Yaacoub Sarraf and Nouhad Machnouk the Ministers of Defense and Interior respectively.
"The upcoming battle against Daesh will be among the topics to be discussed," a source from Baabda Palace told media Tuesday morning.
The source added that the meeting was going to address the readiness of the concerned administrations to act if "a war with Daesh took place," as well as the logistical arrangements for such a battle.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team