Lebanese president instructs security forces to ‘closely monitor’ Israeli operation

Lebanese President Michel Aoun instructs security forces to “closely monitor” developments in the south of the country, the Naharnet news site reports, in the wake of Israel launching an operation to destroy cross-border Hezbollah tunnels.

The report says Aoun was briefed on the situation in a series of phone calls this afternoon with Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri and Army Commander General Joseph Aoun.

“During President Aoun’s phone calls, the situation was evaluated in light of the available information about the objectives of the Israeli operation and security agencies were asked to closely monitor the situation,” the news site reports.