U.S. Continues Military Deliveries to Lebanese Army

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Over the last week the United States has delivered ammunition, grenade launchers, and Bradley Fighting Vehicles valued at more than $11.7 million to the Lebanese Armed Forces, the U.S. Embassy in Beirut said on Tuesday.

“On February 1, the LAF received two hundred MK-19 Automatic Grenade Launchers. On February 3, the United States delivered eight new Bradley Fighting Vehicles to the LAF, part of a package valued at more than $100 million,” the Embassy said in a statement.

“Today, the United States delivered 827 Copperhead artillery rounds to the Lebanese Armed Forces. Valued at more than $1.4 million, this ammunition replenishes LAF stockpiles used to defeat ISIS (Islamic State group) in Operation Fajr al Jouroud,” the Embassy added.

It stressed that the United States “remains committed to a secure, stable, democratic, and prosperous Lebanon.”

“With U.S.-provided weapons, equipment, and training, the LAF continues to develop combat capabilities that will ensure that the LAF remain a nationally unifying force, a bulwark against extremism and terrorism, and the only legitimate defender of Lebanon,” the Embassy added.

SourceNaharnet
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Thumb s.o.s 06 February 2018, 16:43

“(Sic)...this ammunition replenishes LAF stockpiles used to defeat ISIS (Islamic State group) in Operation Fajr al Jouroud,” the Embassy added.

The LAF didn’t defeat ISIS as the terrorists were evacuated and relocated by their partners and sponsors: Hizbalot and the Syrian regime.

Thumb shab 06 February 2018, 21:45

Thank you USA.

Thumb s.o.s 06 February 2018, 23:10

Indeed a thank you Amreeka is in order.