U.S. Delivers New Batch of Military Aid to Lebanese Army

NNA13.10.2014 Lebanon
U.S. Delivers New Batch of Military Aid to Lebanese Army

U.S. Delivers New Batch of Military Aid to Lebanese Army

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The United States delivered a new batch of aid to the Lebanese Army Wednesday as part of Washington’s efforts to bolster the military's capabilities to confront Syrian border violence.

The National News Agency (NNA) reported that senior Army Officers were handed ammunition at Beirut’s International Airport in the presence of representatives from U.S. Office of Defense Cooperation in Lebanon.

The Army has received several deliveries of U.S. military equipment, including arms and ammunitions, in the past weeks under the U.S. military assistance program.

The U.S., Britain, France and Saudi Arabia have all pledged different levels of support to the Army amid the escalating violence on Syrian border.

A five-day battle in August between the Army and jihadist forces in Arsal left at least 19 soldiers and dozens of jihadists dead.

More than 30 soldiers and police were abducted by the militants from the Nusra Front and ISIS.

Militants have since stages several deadly attacks on Lebanon along the border, including a brazen assault Sunday 05 October that killed eight Hezbollah fighters.

Source: NNA; The Daily Star

 
 



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