Tripoli Security plan being implemented, says Lebanon IM


marwan charbelLebanon Caretaker Interior Minister Marwan Charbel told Al-Liwaa newspaper in remarks published on Friday that the implementation of the security plan that was devised for the northern city of Tripoli has begun.

“The plan has two missions: the first is to protect Tripoli from the outside, that is to prevent car bombs from entering as well as revealing the [gunmen] networks, and the second mission will be announced after Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati returns to Lebanon,” Charbel said.

Charbel also voiced his surprise over the statements of Future bloc MP Mohammad Kabbara, who said that there was a “lack of seriousness” in the implementation of Tripoli’s security plan.

“Kabbara was present in the Serail’s meeting, and he knows that a security plan must be reviewed first by the premier before it is implemented, and he approved this agreement,” Charbel said.

Last month, caretaker Interior Minister Marwan Charbel said that “a comprehensive plan will be announced for Tripoli, and it will include three main goals: security, development and reconciliation among the city’s residents.”