Lebanon’s military receives 3 helicopters from the US

BEIRUT – The United States and Britain expressed strong support for Lebanon’s army on Thursday, delivering three military helicopters and providing training for its armed forces to help the country’s troops battle extremists near the border with Syria.

The delivery by Washington of three Huey II helicopters raises to 10 the number of this type of U.S.-made aircraft in Lebanon’s fleet. U.S. charge d’affaires and interim ambassador, Richard H. Jones, said during a ceremony in the Lebanese capital of Beirut that the $26 million helicopters “demonstrate America’s continued commitment to support” the army’s modernization plans.

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4785846,00.html

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