BEIRUT: Gen. Ibrahim Tannous, a former commander of the Lebanese Army, died Wednesday at the age of 83. The Army said in a statement that Tannous joined the Military Academy in October 1952 and was promoted through the ranks until he was appointed an Army commander in December 1982. He remained in this post until June 1984. Tannous, who retired in July 1988, had undergone several training programs in Lebanon, France and Italy. Funeral services for Tannous will be held Friday at Saint George Cathedral for Maronites in Downtown Beirut at 10:30 a.m. and his body will be laid to rest in the Akkar village of Qobeiyat. Tannous is survived by his wife and four children.