File- Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah, left, meets with former Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Beirut, June 7, 2010. REUTERS/Hezbollah press office
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The Future Movement and Hezbollah agreed Monday to take "practical steps" aimed at bolstering stability as the country faces mounting threats from Syria-based jihadis holed up on the outskirts of the northeastern town of Arsal near the border with Syria.The two rival influential parties also pledged full support for the Army and security forces in their battle against terrorism, in a clear allusion to ISIS and Nusra Front militants who have frequently attacked military outposts on Lebanon's eastern frontier with Syria. Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi, who belongs to the Future Movement, accused Hezbollah of exploiting the Lebanese Army's relentless fight against jihadi militants to revive the tripartite equation of "The Army, people and resistance," which bestowed legitimacy to the party's arsenal to fight Israeli occupation of Lebanese territory.Rifi was responding to Hezbollah's deputy chief Sheikh Naim Qassem, who stressed in a speech Sunday that combating rampant jihadi terrorism from Syria necessitated the combined efforts of the Army, Hezbollah's armed resistance and backing of the Lebanese.
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