The army commander inspected the aforementioned centers, met with their soldiers, and was briefed on their missions aimed at monitoring and controlling the borders and preventing smuggling, and addressed them by saying: “Your role is essential in this region, as a state that does not control its borders becomes vulnerable to all kinds of encroachments.”
He added, “Our borders are our land and our offer, and they have become fixed thanks to your sacrifices and your continuation in carrying out the required tasks, despite the nature of the land suitable for smuggling, the vast area covered by your sector, the lack of available numbers, and the dangers that you are exposed to when you clash with the smugglers, and you fall martyrs and wounded.”
And he continued, “You are armed with your strong and unyielding will, your love for the homeland, and your right cause, and when you exert more than your energies, you show that you are heroes and that your mission is sacred and necessary and contributes to protecting Lebanon and the Lebanese.” It will be like this when Lebanon remains.
And he continued, “History will write that you have preserved your homeland. We grow up with you, and Lebanon grows up with you. The Lebanese trust you, and your sacrifices are embodied in the security that is still maintained, in the hope that the coming days will be better.”--
The Army Commander affirmed that, “The leadership is aware of the overwhelming economic situation that the soldiers are going through after they have lived through the extreme difficulties during the past three years, and it is doing everything in its power to secure the necessary requirements for them, especially medicine and transportation, calling on them to have more patience because security cannot be neglected as it is necessary.” For the survival of the homeland and the advancement of the economy, and if the homeland is lost, it is lost forever.
General Aoun visited the headquarters of the regiment in Shadra, where the joint force is stationed to control the borders, and met with officers and soldiers. partisan, religious, or sectarian considerations, and implements the decisions of the political authority in accordance with international standards that uphold human rights, and we respect them to the fullest extent, in a way that preserves the supreme national interest, which remains for us an absolute priority.”
He pointed out that, “Human rights were found to preserve his dignity, not to destroy his rights and his homeland, and no one is outbidding us on this issue. Lebanon can no longer tolerate it, and every Lebanese over the entire area of the country is responsible, given the imminent danger that our country faces.”