ISF personnel celebrate the 153rd anniversary of the police in Dbayyeh, Monday, June 9, 2014. (The Dailystar/Hasan Shaaban)
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Gen. Ibrahim Basbous says Monday that Lebanon's police are outside sectarian and political divisions, vowing to keep working for the nation while the country's interior minister called for a new "security culture".Basbous said that the police, with the help of the Army, were able to implement several security plans and arrest terrorist cells and criminal gangs.Lebanon witnessed several security challenges in the last two years, mostly linked to the Syrian crisis, which included booby-trapped cars, kidnappings and long intermittent clashes in the northern city of Tripoli.For his part, ISF spokesman Col. Joseph Moussallem said that Lebanon's police aim to serve the people and provide security for citizens.
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