Lebanon vows to continue fight against terrorism

Source: Xinhua| 2018-09-21 21:43:32|Editor: Shi Yinglun
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BEIRUT, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Lebanese President Michel Aoun said Friday that Lebanon will continue to hunt for terror cells in a bid to eliminate terrorism in the country, according to Lebanon's presidency website.

"Lebanon has successfully defeated terrorist groups in the Bekaa Mountains, and elsewhere inside Lebanon, and it will continue to do so," Aoun said during his meeting at Baabda Palace with head of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Christopher Wray.

He added that Lebanon has succeeded in its military endeavors thanks to the efficiency of the Lebanese army and the support provided by friendly countries.

Wray said that the United States is committed to "providing more support and training to the Lebanese army, which has proven a high level of efficiency in maintaining security in Lebanon and combating terrorism, an issue that remains top priority for the U.S. administration."

Wray thanked Aoun for the efforts made by Lebanon to secure security and stability for U.S. citizens on its territory.

"Terrorism does not distinguish between nationalities, religions or races, which makes confrontation complex and necessary," he said.