Further support for Lebanon in fight against terror

The government has announced that it will continue to help secure Lebanon’s border with Syria against terrorism.

The UK is helping to build 75 border watchtowers and forward operating bases along the border, and training and equipping thousands of troops, as part of a project, worth £63 million since 2012.

Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt said: “The UK is committed to working with Lebanon and our partners around the world to tackle head on the global threat from terrorism and violent extremism. We are steadfast in our support to the brave men and women of the Lebanese army who have successfully repelled Daesh from Lebanese territory. We firmly believe that Lebanon’s security and stability are in the interests of all across the region and beyond, including the UK. I am proud of the impact our contribution is making.”

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