Syria conflict: £62m UK boost to Lebanon to stop terrorists reaching Europe


A new defensive line of 76 watchtowers and patrol bases has been completed along Lebanon’s border with Syria, which the UK’s ambassador to the country says is vital to prevent terrorists from reaching Europe.

The improved border security was funded by the British government and will also help stabilise Lebanon from the conflict next door.

Britain’s support to Lebanon’s army in the fight against Islamic State (IS) extremism has enabled the state to not only defeat the terrorists but also secure the northern and eastern border with Syria for the first time in its history.

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Source: Sky News