Lebanon receives Bradleys

The United States has delivered 50 Bradley Infantry fighting vehicles, 40 artillery pieces and 50 grenade launchers to Lebanon worth $50 million. The equipment is part of the aid package that has crossed $220 million in the past year to counter threat from militant groups in Syria, Reuters reported.

The Lebanese Army is preparing a separate battle against terrorist groups, Baalbek and Al-Qeeda. The Army conducted an intensive artillery shelling on the IS sites accompanied by air strikes by military helicopters on Wednesday, Aug. 9, according to the Lebanon newspaper, Aljoumhouria.

The U.S. has spent more than $1.4 billion providing the Lebanese Army with weapons, equipment and training to boost its capabilities. In addition to this shipment, the U.S. will be sending two Super Tucano light attack aircraft in October and another two in 2018 as well as the 32 of the 50 M2 Bradleys.

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