Lebanese Army gets another shipment of US arms

Lebanese Army gets another shipment of US arms
Sun Sep 7, 2014 12:26:08

The US military has reportedly delivered weapons and ammunition to the Lebanese Army as part of Washington's pledge to help support Lebanon’s armed forces in their battle against “radical groups.”

According to a Lebanese Army statement, the US arms shipment was delivered on Friday evening in the presence of a number of military officers in line with the US military aid program to the army as well as other bilateral agreements, Daily Star reported.

The handover of weapons took place at the Rafik Hariri International Airport in the Lebanese capital of Beirut.

Citing a US embassy source, the Lebanese news network further reported that 1,500 M16s, more than 450 anti-tank guided missiles and 60 mortars delivered to Lebanon by the American military last week were worth nearly $9 million.

The source also asserted that another shipment of military aid worth $11 million, including undetermined heavy weapons, was to be delivered to the Army by “early September."

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