Clashes subsided as the army restored claim to the area and distributed diesel to the suffering people of the protesting neighborhoods in the North.
“The army is a deterrent to chaos”
In encouraging words, Gen. Aoun told army personnel, “There is no homeland without an army, and there is no stability or security without your presence and sacrifices… You are the hope of the people and you are the stability of Lebanon.”
“The army is a deterrent to chaos. I know that you will not allow anyone to invade our land, and you will not allow these circumstances to make you lose your belonging to your homeland, your identity, and your land,” said Gen. Aoun.