Aoun Chairs Security Meeting to Discuss Tripoli Attack

Aoun Chairs Security Meeting to Discuss Tripoli Attack

President Michel Aoun on Tuesday chaired a security meeting at the Baabda Palace to discuss the deadly attack that jolted Tripoli.

During the meeting, Aoun extended his condolences to the families of the four security and military personnel that were killed in the attack, stressing that the fight against terrorism is a continuous task that requires constant vigilance and preparedness.

The president also outlined the importance of coordination and cooperation between security agencies, calling for intensive follow-ups on terror suspects and pre-emptive security operations.

He also requested "exceptional" security measures to ensure stability throughout the holidays and the summer season.

Security officials briefed Aoun on the details relating to the Tripoli attack amid preliminary information indicating that it was driven by vengeful motives against the Army and security forces.

The meeting was attended by Interior Minister Rayya Hassan, Defense Minister Elias Bou Saab, Army Commander Joseph Aoun, Internal Security Forces chief Imad Othman, head of the Army's Intelligence Unit Tony Mansour and head of the ISF's Information Branch Khaled Hammoud.