18-10-2019 04:16 PM Jerusalem Timing

Lebanese Defense Minister, Army Commander Inspect military Posts in Arsal

Lebanese Defense Minister, Army Commander Inspect military Posts in Arsal

Lebanese Defense Minister Samir Moqbel and Army Commander General Jean Qahwaji on Tuesday made a visit to military posts in the northeastern border town of Arsal.

Lebanese Defense Minister Samir Moqbel and Army Commander General Jean Qahwaji on Tuesday made a visit to military posts in the northeastern border town of Arsal.

National news agency (NNA) reported that Moqbel and Qahwaji inspected the military posts in Arsal amid heavy security measures and unprecedented military helicopter activity.

Lebanese defense minister Samir Moqbel and Army commander Jeun QahwajiArsal outskirts are considered as a stronghold of the Takfiri militants fighting against the Syrian government. The outskirts frequently witness skirmishes between the army and the terrorists.

Moqbel and Qahwaji had last visited the area together in June.

The army has arrested over the past months a number of suspects linked to armed groups.

In August 2014, clashes erupted between the Lebanese army and the insurgents.

A number of Lebanese servicemen were abducted in the wake of the fighting.
A few of them have since been released, four were executed, while the rest remain held.