OCTOBER 27, 2014 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Head of the Lebanese Forces, Samir Geagea, telephoned on Monday LAF Commander, General Jean Qahwaji, and confirmed to him his full support of the military institution in its war on terrorism and extremism.
Geagea went on to say that the entire Lebanese population backed the LAF, particularly the people of Tripoli and the north.
A statement by Geagea’s media office said that he hoped this battle would be conclusive against the terrorists lurking in Tripoli’s old souks.
“The capital of the north has once more proven that it is not an incubating environment for terrorism, as some have tried to say.”
Geagea asserted that the LAF had as much political cover as possible in this battle.
SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY- LEBANON