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Lebanon ISF chief vows non-stop fight against corruption

Lebanon’s Internal Security Forces (ISF) chief Maj. Gen. Imad Othman on Friday (March 15th) stressed that his efforts to confront "internal corruption" will continue, regardless of potential political interference, Lebanese media reported.

"I will not stop until the ISF directorate is cleansed of all kinds of corruption," Othman said in a report carried by al-Joumhouria newspaper.

Addressing a delegation of graduates from the Association of the Faculty of Information and Documentation, Othman said he is not affected by "political interference or sectarian immunity".

The ISF chief pointed out that an internal probe is being carried out in the directorate, and around 50 officers have been referred to its disciplinary council.

"Corrupt individuals will not stay in the directorate," he said.

Last week, an ISF officer and a policeman were detained as part of an ongoing probe into corruption.

The ISF Intelligence Branch interrogated a large number of security personnel and civilians in the multi-prolonged corruption file, the National News Agency reported.

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