Assad wants Lebanon military cooperation: Jamil al-Sayyed

BEIRUT (The Daily Star) – Syrian President Bashar Assad believes the time is right for military cooperation between Lebanon and Syria, Lebanon’s former General Security chief Jamil al-Sayyed said Sunday after meeting with the Syrian head of state.

“Current conditions have made it more appropriate to confront terrorism that is crossing borders between Lebanon and Syria,” Sayyed quoted Assad as saying according to a statement posted to the National News Agency.

“Coordination in this area between the Lebanese and Syrian armies would alleviate the security burden for the two countries and would contribute to strengthening Lebanon’s security,” he added.

The meeting also focused on recent military gains by the Syrian Army against rebel forces, Sayyed said.

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