| 18 April 2024, Thursday |

Army Commander: The army will continue adhering to its right to confront any aggression and defend borders

On the occasion of Resistance and Liberation Day, the Armed Forces Commander General Joseph Aoun directed today’s order which states:

We commemorate  “The Resistance and Liberation Day” this year, with the meanings of sacrifice and heroism that the Lebanese have made in the face of the Israeli enemy over many years, during which they presented convoys of martyrs and wounded, and were able to break the occupier’s thorn and destroy the myth of his superiority, leading to the liberation of the greater part of our land. It is a liberation that will not be completed until the restoration of what is left of our land, especially the Shebaa Farms, Kfarshouba hills and the northern part of the town of Ghajar.

Military personnel,
despite the stifling economic crisis and its harsh repercussions on all segments of society, as well as the repercussions of the Corona pandemic on the lives of citizens and its impact on all sectors, our compass remains directed towards the Israeli enemy and its bloody expansion plans, and the events we are witnessing in occupied Palestine confirms this entity’s aggressiveness and racism. Terrorism and its sleeping cells remain at the top of our priorities as it seeks to sow discord among the Lebanese components. These challenges will only intensify our determination and resilience to confront these two enemies, and exert all efforts to preserve the stability of our country and preserve civil peace and the permanence of the Lebanese entity.

Military personnel,
no matter how severe the difficulties, the army remains committed to its right to confront any aggression and defend the borders against the Israeli enemy, and work to stop its violations against our country’s sovereignty and protect our inalienable rights to our national wealth, on land and at sea, with a commitment to implement Resolution 1701 and its components.

The legacy of liberation is a great responsibility that we are honored to bear, and a precious trust that we will not give up on, no matter how long it takes.