Today, Lebanon mourned the Lebanese soldiers who got kidnapped by ISIS in 2014. Their bodies were found in Wadi Al Debb. In fact, the funeral took place at the Ministry of National Defense in Yarze and President Michel Aoun headed the ceremony. Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve decided to honor the kidnapped soldiers and the fallen soldiers who got killed in the military operation “Fajr Al Jurud”, which was aimed at pushing ISIS out of Lebanon, by planting a cedar sapling in the reserve. In fact, the martyrs’ forest, which is located in Horsh Ehden, was established in 2006 to honor the fallen soldiers during the Nahr Al Bared battle. The director of the reserve Sandra Koussa hopes that the forest will be filled with trees that honor the soldiers that defended Lebanon and remained alive. She also mentioned that one cedar sapling for all the soldiers is not enough since each Lebanese soldier alone is a tall and a proud cedar tree. God bless the Lebanese Army and Lebanon!
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