President Michel Aoun heads a Higher Defense Council meeting at Baabda Palace, Friday, May 18, 2018. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
The Higher Defense Council decided during a meeting Friday to take "necessary security measures" to stem violent crime in eastern Lebanon's Baalbeck, council head Maj. Gen. Saadallah Hammad said in a statement, following recent security incidents in the city. Council members also approved the "implementation of development projects" in Baalbeck and elsewhere within the Bekaa region, Hammad said. The latest incident occurred just hours before council members met Friday, when an early morning Army raid near Baalbeck resulted in an exchange of fire between Army personnel and the wanted men they were searching for.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE