| 26 May 2024, Sunday |

Sleiman says, “There is no room for terrorism and atonement in pluralistic Lebanon”

Former President of the Republic Michel Suleiman announced that “on September 2, 2007, the Fatah al-Islam organization, which had taken control of the Nahr al-Bared camp, but then was uprooted, and with it the project of the Islamic state from northern Lebanon has fallen.”

Sleiman added in a statement: “This project reappeared in late 2013 and established its state between Iraq and Syria under the name of ISIS, then its units expanded to the barrens of Arsal during the presidential void. ISIS has kidnapped and killed soldiers on August 2, 2014, when the barrens were later purged after attacking it and deporting its members in 2017.”

He concluded: “There is no place for terrorism and atonement in pluralistic Lebanon.”

  • Sawt Beirut International