The newly formed "elite force" deployed in Ain al-Hilweh.(The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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BEIRUT: The porous frontiers by Arsal, the overcrowded quarters of Roumieh prison and the labyrinthine confines of Ain al-Hilweh: These are Lebanese areas that could one day compromise national security, according to the Interior Ministry.In Arsal, the site of five-day clashes between Islamist militants from Syria and the Army, the rough terrain and dense urban zone is the primary challenge, whereas in Ain al-Hilweh, it's a matter of knowing who's who, and in Roumieh, of enacting stricter measures and speeding up Lebanon's sluggish judicial process.When deployed in urban zones, such as the streets of Bab al-Tabbaneh, a restive Tripoli neighborhood known to house Islamists, such as Hussam al-Sabbagh, who was arrested last month, the Army employs a special term – "high intensity internal stability" – to characterize the operation.Given the agility of militants on the ground, the Army needs to be able to expand and enhance its ability to bring targeted fire at range down on the threats, said Nerguizian.
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