From right, British Ambassador to Lebanon Hugo Shorter, Army commander Gen. Joseph Aoun and US Ambassador Elizabeth Richard in Yarzeh, Monday, April 10, 2017. (The Daily Star/Lebanese Army Website, HO)
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