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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Lebanon army conducts live-fire demonstration of US missiles

TOW-II live firingThe Lebanese army on Wednesday conducted a live-fire demonstration of advanced missiles supplied by the United States to help combat Islamic extremists along the country's volatile border with Syria.

U.S. Ambassador David Hale said the demonstration at a Lebanese army base in the eastern Baalbek region comes after the delivery in late May of over 200 TOW-II missiles and dozens of launchers valued at over $10 million.

The equipment is jointly financed by Saudi Arabia and the U.S., he said.

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