Army Commander Joseph Aoun confirmed on Friday that “the war on drugs has not ended and is still ongoing,” adding that “we do not wait for any political or religious cover to combat it, and we do not work according to any agenda, but rather out of our responsibility to our people and country.”
And he told the outlaws, “Survey, surrender, or you will suffer the consequences of your decision.” “Sacrifice is a destiny, not an option,” he continued.
In front of the Sixth Brigade in Baalbek, he added: “Security is a red line. We are approaching a great tourism season. The army has no enmity with any region or clan. All clans are our people, but our duty is to arrest the outlaws. The people of Baalbek are tired of asking for security, and this is our duty towards them and our promise to them, no matter what the sacrifices are.”