Lebanon prepares for potential war with Israel: official

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BEIRUT, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- Lebanese General Security Chief Abbas Ibrahim said Monday that he rules out the possibility of a war between Lebanon and Israel while assuring that Lebanon is prepared for the war if it happens, local media reported.

"We do not want a war but we are ready for it while Israel is not prepared for a war even if it wants it," Ibrahim was quoted as saying by the National News Agency.

Ibrahim also pointed to the fact that the threat of terrorist cells has decreased to a large extent, but its possibility still exists.

Lebanese caretaker Interior Minister Nohad Machnouk announced on Friday that Internal Security Forces succeeded in thwarting nine terrorist attacks in 2018.

"Lebanon is considered one of the safest countries and we hope that the safety and security are maintained by strong cooperation among different security services," Machnouk said. Enditem

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