Army's Victory Celebration Cancelled over Fears of Divergences

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Army's Victory Celebration Cancelled over Fears of Divergences

Local newspapers published on Wednesday revealed that the ceremony that was due to take place tomorrow in Beirut's Martyrs Square to celebrate the Army's victory in its border battle against ISIS wasn't postponed just for logistical reasons as it was claimed by the organizers.

According to Al-Joumhouria newspaper, the ceremony has been actually cancelled for fear that it would expose the divergences between top officials who were expected to delivery a speech.

The ceremony was also called off after fears arose that terrorists would infiltrate the crowd and carry out a suicide attack.

The daily also revealed that the Army command did not show enthusiasm for said celebration given that it would cause more grief to the families of the martyr soldiers.

Al-Liwaa newspaper quoted political sources as saying that the organizers were concerned that a confrontation would take place between the crowd who was expected to include people from different political affiliations.

Source: Kataeb.org