World Bulletin / News Desk
The Lebanese army said Monday that it had received a "military gift" from Jordan, including armored personnel and artillery carriers.
According to Lt. Gen. Manuel Karjian, deputy chief-of-staff of the Lebanese army, a ceremony was held at the Beirut naval base on Monday to mark receipt of the Jordanian military largesse.
He added in a statement that the equipment included 30 M113 armored personnel carriers and 12 artillery carriers.
In recent months, the Lebanese army has been locked in a struggle with two militant groups, both of whom are involved in the conflict in neighboring Syria.
Since August of 2014, the two groups – the ISIS and the Al-Nusra Front – have gained a foothold in the mountains near the eastern Lebanese town of Arsal on the border with Syria.
Last year, the two groups captured several Lebanese troops – and killed a number of others – in confrontations with the Lebanese army in the border town.
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