In observance of the Army Day in Lebanon, we first want to thank the Lebanese Army for defending Lebanon and the Lebanese people. Lebanon has been through a lot lately, and our soldiers have proved that we can rely on them no matter what happens. Second, we would like to remind people of all the accomplishments that the Lebanese Army did.
The 10 times when the Lebanese Army made us proud!
#1 The Lebanese Army destroyed Fatah al-Islam in the Nahr el-Bared Conflict in 2007
The Nahr El Bared Conflict in 2007 has been the most severe conflict since the Lebanese civil war. Thanks to the resilience of the Lebanese soldiers, Lebanon was able to win this war.
#2 The Lebanese Army killed an ISIS ‘prince’ and arrested other 10 terrorists
. The suicide attacker was wearing an explosive belt and according to sources, the target was Costa coffee shop in Hamra. The attack was stopped in a joint operation between the Lebanese Army’s intelligence and the ISF’s information branch.
#4 The Lebanese Army stopped a Daesh terrorist attack in Downtown Beirut!
A Daesh-linked Lebanese citizen got arrested since he was suspected of plotting a
. The Solidere employee was recruited by Daesh to monitor surveillance cameras in Downtown Beirut. Also, a suspected Palestinian accomplice got arrested. He admitted that he recruits Lebanese youth to join the terrorist organization.
#5 The Lebanese Pablo Escobar got raided by the Lebanese Army!
, a border town near Syria. A Lebanese official said that raids came after tips about the presence of explosives and a plot to carry out attacks in Lebanon. In fact, the operation left 7 soldiers wounded and a young Syrian refugee girl dead when one of the suicide bombers blew himself up between a family. A total of 355 Syrians were arrested.
#9 Fighting ISIS: Containing them in Arsal and preventing them from taking over the country.
The Lebanese army is fighting against Al Nusra Front in the northern part of Arsal. They are preventing these armed forces to enter Lebanon.
Kareem Marwan Salhab was on his way back home from MMA training when he craved some shawarma. He got himself some shawarma sandwiches and made his way home. Since it was raining, he put the bag inside his hoodie so the shawarma doesn’t get wet. As he was passing near a minister’s house, a brief standoff occurs between him the Lebanese army. They ordered him to stop and reached for their weapons while asking him what he was hiding under his jacket. They all started laughing when he unzipped his hoodie and they
Our team works tirelessly to ensure Lebanese people have a reliable alternative to the politically-backed media outlets with their heavily-funded and dangerous propaganda machines. We've been detained, faced nonstop cyber attacks, censorship, attempted kidnapping, physical intimidation, and frivolous lawsuits draining our resources. Financial support from our readers keeps us fighting on your behalf. If you are financially able, please consider supporting The961's work. Support The961. Make a contribution now.