Guardians of the Cedars-National Lebanese Movement
Central Directorate

Concerning the martyrdom of Colonel Akl Hachem, the Party of the Guardians of the Cedars- National Lebanese Movement issued the following communiqué:

In the face of the contemptible official organs of information in Beirut calling heroes defectors and defectors heroes;
In the face of Israeli nonchalance that refrains from exercising suitable retaliation for the sacrifices consented by their allies;
In the face of this climate of sorrow, disgust and anger;
We, the Guardians of the Cedars, hold a minute of silence in honor of this martyr hero, who undefeated in combat, fell victim to a foul and treacherous assault, because silence in such a case remains the most eloquent speech.

At the Service of Lebanon,

the chief,
Etienne Sacre.