The Higher Defense Council convened at the Baabda Palace on Friday at the request of President Michel Aoun after a state funeral held in honor of soldiers abducted by the ISIL terrorist group and later executed.
The gatherers held a moment of silence in honor of the martyr servicemen.
The meeting was held in presence of PM Saad Hariri and ministers of defense Yaaqoub al-Sarraf, foreign Gibran Bassil, finance Ali Hasan Khalil, interior Nouhad al-Mashnouq and justice Salim Jreissati.
Army command chief General Jospeh Aoun and leaders of the security apparatuses were also invited to the meeting.
Aoun and Hariri held a closed-door meeting before the meeting began.
As per regulations, the decisions of the higher Defense council are kept secret.