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Army celebrates 73rd anniversary

The country’s top brass gathered at the Shukri Ghanem barracks in Fayyadieh Wednesday morning to celebrate the Lebanese Army’s 73rd anniversary. President Michel Aoun issued the graduating class of officers their sabers. The class is named “Fajr al-Joroud,” after last year saw the Army push out terrorists, who had been holed up since the beginning of the Syrian war, from Lebanon’s northeastern border.

  • Cessna planes fly over the Shukri Ghanem barracks in Fayyadieh during the Army Day celebrations, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

  • Lebanese soldiers parade as they celebrate the Lebanese Army’s 73rd anniversary in the Shukri Ghanem barracks in Fayyadieh, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

  • Lebanese soldiers parade as they celebrate the Lebanese Army’s 73rd anniversary in the Shukri Ghanem barracks in Fayyadieh, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

  • Lebanese soldiers parade as they celebrate the Lebanese Army’s 73rd anniversary in the Shukri Ghanem barracks in Fayyadieh, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

  • President Michel Aoun hands out a sword to a Lebanese officer cadet during a ceremony marking the Lebanese Army’s 73rd anniversary in the Shukri Ghanem barracks in Fayyadieh, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)

  • From left, Berri, Aoun and Hariri attend a ceremony marking the Lebanese Army’s 73rd anniversary in the Shukri Ghanem barracks in Fayyadieh, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

  • Army helicopters fly over the Shukri Ghanem barracks in Fayyadieh during the Army Day celebrations, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

  • Lebanese soldiers parade as they celebrate the Lebanese Army’s 73rd anniversary in the Shukri Ghanem barracks in Fayyadieh, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

  • Lebanese soldiers parade as they celebrate the Lebanese Army’s 73rd anniversary in the Shukri Ghanem barracks in Fayyadieh, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

  • Lebanese officers throw their hats during a graduation ceremony marking the Lebanese Army’s 73rd anniversary in the Shukri Ghanem barracks in Fayyadieh, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)

  • Aoun, Berri and Hariri cut a cake during a ceremony marking the Lebanese Army’s 73rd anniversary in Baabda, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)

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