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Repelling attacks by Daesh, training troops and building watchtowers along Lebanon's frontier with war-torn Syria.

February 14, 2018 | admin
The UK is committed to working with Lebanon and our partners around the world to tackle head on the global threat from terrorism and violent extremism.

The UK is working with the Lebanese Armed Forces on a long-standing project to help Lebanon secure the border with Syria and also to help contain internal threats.

Key to this defence, the UK will help to build 75 border watchtowers and forward operating bases equipped with communications equipment and will also help to train and equip thousands of troops.

Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt said:

“The UK is committed to working with Lebanon and our partners around the world to tackle head on the global threat from terrorism and violent extremism.

We are steadfast in our support to the brave men and women of the Lebanese army who have successfully repelled Daesh from Lebanese territory.

We firmly believe that Lebanon’s security and stability are in the interests of all across the region and beyond, including the UK. I am proud of the impact our contribution is making.”
 

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