The Higher Defense Council chaired by President Michel Aoun observes a moment of silence on the Lebanese Army's fallen soldiers on Friday Sept.8, 2017. (The Daily Star/ Presidency office, HO)
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The Higher Defense Council met Friday to discuss an investigation into the clashes on Lebanon's northeastern border, following the state funeral for fallen 10 soldiers.The council discussed the country's security situation and the investigation on the circumstances around the abduction of Lebanese Army soldiers from the northeastern border.Justice Minister Salim Jreissati, who also attended the meeting, said that the investigation of the events in Arsal will only address "criminal elements," in order to avoid politicizing the inquiry.
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