Hariri declares full support to the Lebanese Army and strongly condemns the Islamist groups' fighting against state forces in Arsal.(The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his absolute support for the Lebanese Army, calling on it to liberate Arsal from the Islamist groups that had taken it hostage.Hariri asked, adding that Arsal's residents have one mission only, and it's the mission of the Lebanese state.At least 11 Lebanese soldiers were killed and 15 taken hostage in the weekend battles between the Army and Islamist militants in and around Arsal, in the most serious spillover of violence from the war in Syria.
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