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U.S. sends Hellfire missiles, financed by Saudis, to Lebanese Army

AGM-114 Hellfire missile

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — The United States has reported additional military shipments to Lebanon. Officials said the U.S. military oversaw the delivery of air-to-ground missiles to the Lebanese military. The officials identified the missiles as the AGM-114 Hellfire, meant […]

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Some in Congress fear Hizbullah will get U.S. copters approved for Lebanon

Huey-2 helicopter

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has approved the transfer of military helicopters for Lebanon. The administration of President Barack Obama has informed Congress that Washington would deliver U.S.-origin utility helicopters for the Lebanese military. Under the Lebanese […]

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Hizbullah joins the drone wars against ‘terrorists’ near Syria-Lebanon border

Hizbullah drone

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — The Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah has launched an unmanned aerial vehicle strike in Syria. Iran said several armed UAVs targeted Al Qaida’s Nusra Front for the Defense of the Levant along the Syrian border with Lebanon. The […]

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ISIL motorcycle gangs ambush Lebanese Army units near Syrian border

ISIL fighters in Tabqa, Syria.

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has escalated its military campaign in Lebanon. Officials said ISIL along with its rival Nusra Front for the Defense of the Levant has been operating squads along the […]

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U.S. responds to Lebanon’s urgent arms appeal amid ISIL campaign

A Lebanese Army soldier inspects a weapon donated by the U.S. government to the Lebanese army during a ceremony at Beirut International Airport.  /Reuters/Mohamed Azakir

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Lebanon has received another shipment of U.S. weapons. The Beirut government said the United States shipped weapons and ammunition to the Lebanese Army on Sept. 6. This marked the second U.S. military shipment to Lebanon […]

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Hizbullah: Syrian Army bombs ISIL convoy loaded with explosives near Lebanese border

Syria Map Qalamoun

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Syria has halted an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant convoy meant to target Hizbullah strongholds in Lebanon. Hizbullah said the Syrian Army destroyed several vehicles sent by ISIL and Nusra Front for the […]

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ISIL surge changes U.S. thinking about military aid to Lebanon

U.S. ambassador to Lebanon David Hale

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — The United States, charged with reneging on security assistance to Lebanon, has acknowledged a threat from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant and has pledged to accelerate weapons and equipment to Lebanon’s military. U.S. ambassador […]

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U.S. ships 1,000 M-16 assault rifles to Lebanese Army

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Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — The United States has shipped assault rifles to Lebanon’s military. The administration of President Barack Obama has approved a shipment of 1,000 M-16 assault rifles to the Lebanese Army. Officials said the shipment arrived in […]

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U.S. Treasury: Hizbullah using Lebanon firms to build military drones

U.S. Treasury Undersecretary David Cohen

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has identified a Hizbullah project to develop unmanned aerial vehicles. The U.S. Treasury Department has asserted that Hizbullah was using Lebanese companies to develop the military of the Iranian-backed Shi’ite movement. Treasury […]

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Unidentified fighters in Lebanon joins Gaza rocket war against Israel

Rockets from Lebanon hit Israel on July 11. / Israel Today Staff

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Lebanon has joined the Gaza Strip in its war against Israel. Suspected Palestinian gunners have been firing rockets into Israel over the last two days. So far, no injuries have been reported. On July 11, unidentified […]

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