Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat on Sunday stressed that supporting the army would serve the project of building the state and prevent civil strife, urging Akkar’s residents “to be vigilant in order not to fall into the traps set up by the Syrian regime.”
Jumblat -- who telephoned former premier Saad Hariri condemning the killing of Sheikh Ahmed Abdul Wahed and his companion at an army checkpoint in Akkar – reminded the ex-PM of “the honorable national stances he took when the Lebanese army confronted Fatah al-Islam’s gangs in the Nahr al-Bared camp and the embracing of the military institution during that war.”
“This stance which is supportive of the army is part of their common project: the project of the state,” said a statement issued by the PSP about the phone call between the two leaders.
Jumblat also called for an urgent probe into the Akkar incident “in order to hold the culprits accountable in a manner similar to what General Michel Suleiman did when he was the commander of the army during the Shiyyah incidents.”
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