File - Security sources said Kahwagi arrived by helicopter at the Lebanese Army barracks in Labweh amid strict security measures. (REUTERS/Hussam Chbaro)
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Lebanese Army commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi took part Tuesday in a gathering in Washington of military leaders from the anti-ISIS coalition as the military repelled an infiltration attempt by gunmen in the town of Arsal.The source said that Kahwagi, who has been in Washington since the weekend, had traveled to the U.S. on Dempsey's invitation.Overstretched and underequipped, the Lebanese Army is confronting ISIS and the Nusra Front, which have thousands of fighters on Lebanon's borders with Syria.
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