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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised Lebanon’s efforts to guard its borders to prevent Islamic State and other militant groups from gaining a foothold inside their country and promised continued American help. “America’s assistance can help ensure that the Lebanese army is the only defender Lebanon needs,” Trump said at a White House news conference with Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri.

(Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe and David Alexander; editing by Doina Chiacu and Grant McCool)
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