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GENERAL AOUN: ARMY WON’T LET SYRIAN CAMPS TURN INTO ‘COVER’ FOR TERRORISTS

NNA - Lebanese Army Chief, General Joseph Aoun, on Tuesday maintained that the military would not allow the Syrian refugees' encampments in Lebanon to turn into "cover" for terrorists.

"The army, while thoroughly abiding by human rights standards, will not let the camps become a cover for the terrorists where they would secretly plan for terrorist acts inside the country," Aoun said during a visit to the Air Forces Command in Ain-el-Remmaneh.

"The army's efforts are currently focusing on protecting the civilians in Arsal, the border towns, and the refugee encampments, from infiltration attempts by terrorists," he noted, adding that the military is also coordinating with the Red Cross to provide medical and food aids to the refugees.

Regarding the latest arrests in the Syrian encampments, General Aoun indicated that the army had apprehended 50 "dangerous" terrorists, some of whom were masterminds and participants in the abduction of servicemen and the 2014 attack on Arsal technical school.

Source: National; News Agency