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Lebanese anchor dons fatigues in support of army

Samar Abou Khalil wore the clothing while reading the news from the channel’s headquarters in Beirut

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A news anchor for Lebanese TV channel al-Jadeed on Sunday wore military fatigues instead of her usual clothing in support of the Lebanese army, as the country’s security forces battle against militants.

Samar Abou Khalil, a presenter for the privately-owned pan-Arab broadcaster, wore the clothing while reading the news from the channel’s headquarters in Beirut.

Lebanon’s army has been fighting Islamist militias within its borders since Saturday.

Most of the clashes have centered around the border town of Arsal, where clashes have left 10 soldiers dead and 13 missing.