General Security personnel speak to Syrian refugees at an illegal border crossing in the northern Bekaa Valley.
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Better coordinated border management will be crucial for Lebanon to impede the threat of terrorism, security officials said Friday, as a European-funded project to improve operations at official crossings presented objectives for this year.The project includes a wide array of activities run by the International Center for Migration Policy Development, the EU's implementing partner, including training courses, workshops, study visits and conferences seeking to strengthen coordination between Lebanon's three main security agencies, the Army, General Security and the Internal Security Forces.According to the document the ISF would be responsible for following up with crime cases along the border, General Security would continue to operate legal crossings and the Army would control and defend the border.
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