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Monday, February 09, 2015

Lebanese Army receives US weapon shipment

M198 HowitzerA shipment of U.S. weapons pledged to the Lebanese Army arrived Sunday to Beirut’s port, in a move that marks a renewed American commitment to helping Lebanon battle jihadis along its borders.

A statement released by the U.S. Embassy in Beirut said that U.S. Ambassador David Hale presided over the delivery of $25 million in assistance to the Lebanese Army.

The weapons delivery comes as the poorly equipped Lebanese Army battles jihadis along its border with war-torn Syria.

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