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Security meeting tackles
military needs

An LAF soldier in Tripoli. (AFP PHOTO)

BEIRUT - Newly returned Future Movement leaderMP Saad Hariri took part in a security meeting Friday at the Grand Serail to discuss the needs of the army and security forces.


Hariri presented the nature of the Saudi donation to the Lebanese Army, which would be realized “within legal procedures,” the National News Agency reported.

 

Hariri made a surprise return to Lebanon earlier Saturday from Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah, where days before he gave a press conference touting the new $1 billion grant from Riyadh to Lebanon’s army to fight Islamists.


Attendees discussed the urgent military requirements of the Lebanese Armed Forces, and the need to provide them with the necessary equipment as soon as possible.

Prime Minister Tammam Salam asked security officials to quickly make a list of the required materiel under the supervision of concerned ministers.

 

LAF Commander General Jean Qahwaji informed those present that “the army has entered Arsal and nobody can prevent it from doing so.”

 

Qahwaji added that “the Saudi grant will be enough to arm the LAF in order to fight terrorism.”

An LAF soldier in Tripoli. (AFP PHOTO)

The army has entered Arsal and nobody can prevent it from doing so.