Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri at his residence in Beirut, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Prime Minister Saad Hariri Wednesday said he did not condone Hezbollah's armed offensive in northeast Lebanon's Arsal outskirts.Hariri, speaking to The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, added that he preferred to see the Lebanese Army conducting the operation against the militants entrenched in the mountainous border area with Syria. He also renewed his call for the international community to support Lebanon in addressing the challenges presented by the number of Syrian refugees now living in Lebanon.There are 1 million Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR in Lebanon, although the Lebanese government places the total figure at closer to 1.5 million.
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