Foreign and Expatriates Ministry condemned Monday the planned attacks launched against the Lebanese Army by members of the terrorist groups of “the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham” and “al-Nusra Front” with the aim of destabilizing the brotherly country of Lebanon.
A source at the Ministry said in a statement that the attacks launched by terrorists against civilians and military checkpoints and posts in the Lebanese town of Arsal and its surroundings require providing support to the Lebanese Army and standing by it in its battle against the extremist Takfiri terrorism.
The source added that the Syrian Arab Republic stresses its support and solidarity with the Lebanese Army in confronting the armed terrorist groups and eliminating them, expressing conviction that the brotherly country of Lebanon will triumph in this battle and thwart what is hatched to destabilize the situation there.
The source pointed out that Syria had repetitively warned of the foreign-backed terrorism, which does not know borders or identities, considering that it would extend to the region and its vicinity has not it been confronted and has not got its springs dried up, stressing “this could be done through obliging the countries known for supporting these armed terrorist groups to stop funding, arming, training and lodging them in implementation of relevant UN Security Council resolutions.”
“The Syrian Arab Republic, which considers that confronting terrorism that is launched against Syria, Iraq and Lebanon is a defense of the security and stability of the region, stresses its resumption to eradicate the terrorist groups with no hesitance armed with the consensus of the Syrian people and their support to the Armed Forces,” it concluded