Hassan: Military, Security Services Guard Lebanon from War

As Lebanon marks the 44th anniversary of its civil war, Interior Minister Raya al-Hassan said “to push away the specter of war Lebanon has to keep on empowering the capabilities of its military and security services.”

“We mark the war anniversary today but we must all remember how not to go back to it, Lebanon’s salvation can only be if we continue to strengthen our military and security services, it is the only guarantee to push away the specter of war,” she said on Twitter.

The Lebanese Civil War was a multifaceted civil war in Lebanon, lasting from 1975 to 1990 and resulted in an estimated 120,000 fatalities.

Thousands of people were displaced within Lebanon. There was also an exodus of almost one million people from Lebanon as a result of the war.

Source: Naharnet

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