According to the US embassy the vehicles are to aid the Lebanese army in its mission to combat terrorist threats, in particular along its eastern border.
The U.S. embassy announced via its Twitter account on Twitter that the U.S. “delivered dozens more brand new armored Humvees to protect the Lebanese army soldiers in the line of duty.”
The embassy stressed that the Humvees are the “best armored vehicle on the market.”
The embassy added that the U.S. assistance aims at delivering the aid to the “brave soldiers of the Lebanese army.”
The U.S. stepped up its military assistance to Lebanon last year to boost the capabilities of the Lebanese army and security agencies capabilities in the war against terrorism.
The last 2 shipments of arms and ammunition as part of the U.S. military assistance program was Sept 2014
Other arms shipments were delivered on August 29 , 2014
Last August US Ambassador to Lebanon David Hale said Washington offered its help to Beirut after clashes first flared in early August when extremists attacked Arsal, leaving 19 soldiers, 16 civilians and dozens of jihadists dead.
He stressed that American military support for Lebanon would be long-lasting..
“Over the coming weeks, more ammunition and more heavy weaponry will be delivered from the United States to the army,” he said.
“I can assure you deliveries will be constant, just as our partnership with Lebanon has been constant over the years.” Hale said
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