Future Movement MP Ahmad Fatfat, center, speaks during a news conference in Parliament, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Lebanon must protect its border in the wake of the growing threat posed by Islamist extremists from Syria, the March 14 coalition said Wednesday, reiterating a previous call.March 14 also questioned the lack of response to its request to protect the Lebanon-Syria border with the help of U.N. peacekeeping troops. Speaking at a news conference on March 14's behalf, Future Movement MP Ahmad Fatfat criticized both Parliament and the previous government of Prime Minister Najib Mikati, blaming them for neglecting the coalition's repeated calls for border control and the deployment of the Lebanese Army. Fatfat also slammed those he said were trying to portray March 14 as the group responsible for the lack of Lebanese troops deployed along the border with Syria.
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