Minister of Industry, Hussein Hajj Hassan, on Monday maintained that the conduct of the Lebanese army during the fresh military operation against terrorists in the outskirts of Arsal was of a security nature, and not targeting the encampments of displaced Syrians in the area.
"Those who are insulting the army are achieving the goals of the terrorists," the Minister said during a memorial service.
"The Lebanese military deserves the support of all the Lebanese, as well as of the political leaderships, parties, journalists, and activists," he said.
Moreover, Hajj Hassan highlighted the necessity of direct dialogue with the Syrian government regarding the refugee issue.
"Those who propose otherwise do not want Syrians to return home; and this is irrational," he underlined.
Source: National News Agency