Aoun Pledges $30M for Developing Areas Liberated from ISإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
President Michel Aoun on Wednesday vowed that the state will implement developmental projects in eastern border areas liberated by the army from the hands of the Islamic State group.
“The post-liberation phase will be for developing these areas and for eliminating the remnants of the abnormal situations that prevailed over the past years,” Aoun told his visitors.
He revealed that “funds worth $30 million have been earmarked to execute a number of urgent projects,” hailing “the sons of these regions” for clinging to “their land and properties.”
The army began Wednesday morning a deployment operation in eastern border areas liberated from IS militants, as it started preparations to launch the fourth stage of Operation Dawn of the Outskirts, an army statement said.
The army had announced Tuesday that it became in control of 100 out of 120 square kilometers of territory previously held by IS after capturing several strategic hills and areas throughout the day.