“The city’s security will be ensured by the state, the state alone, with its legitimate forces,” Rifi said. (TDS/Mohammad Azakir)
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Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi pledged Saturday to work for the resolution of Tripoli's detainees' issue, stressing that the state only has the right to hold arms and protect the people.Tripoli had been witnessing extensive protests by the parents of Islamist detainees who were incarcerated during Tripoli's security plan implementation in the spring.Rifi also said that the official security forces are the only side eligible to hold arms, and that only they will protect the Lebanese.
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