Mokbel: LAF is shield, safety trigger of country’s security

JANUARY 24, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Vice Prime Minister and Minister of national defence, Samir Mokbel, commented on Saturday on the clashes between the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and terrorists in Ras Baalbek yesterday, lauding the bravery of the army and its capacity to fend off any attack.

“The army continues to be the strong shield and safety trigger for this country,” said Mokbel, “the heroic feats and victories of the army have made it clear that any attack on the soil of this nation and its army is destined to fail, and Lebanon will be the graveyard of the attackers.”

The Vice Premier expressed deepest condolences to the families of the fallen martyrs, and wished a speedy recovery for the injured.