General Joseph Aoun warns the Jewish state has ‘hostile intentions’ towards Lebanon, as tensions rise in the region
Lebanese army, shows soldiers holding a position in a mountainous area near the eastern town of Ras Baalbek during an operation against jihadist fighters.
The commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces, General Joseph Aoun, on Tuesday urged his troops to be “fully prepared” to confront Israel amid spiraling tensions in the area.
“I call upon you… to be fully prepared on the southern border to confront the Israeli enemy’s threats and violations,” Aoun said in a speech marking the 74th anniversary of Lebanon’s independence.
The general also warned that Israel has “hostile intentions against Lebanon, its people, and army.”