Lebanese soldiers sit in a truck as they head to Arsal, Friday, July 21, 2017. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Lebanese officials and politicians reacted Friday to the offensive launched by Hezbollah against militants on the Lebanese borders, throwing their full weight behind the Lebanese Army.President Michel Aoun was briefed on the security situation along the Lebanese-Syrian border during meetings with officials at Baabda Palace.The Army was reported Friday to be tightening security around the town of Arsal in order to prevent militants under attack on the border region from fleeing into the town.Speaker Nabih Berri met with Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdel-Karim Ali and the two also discussed the developments.Telecoms Minister Jamal Jarrah said he rejected any claims that the Army was involved in the clashes.
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