French weapons arrive in Lebanon in $3 billion Saudi-funded deal

April 20, 2015 6:40 AM

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French weapons arrive in Lebanon in $3 billion Saudi-funded deal

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The first shipment of French weapons and military equipment arrived in Lebanon on Monday under a Saudi-funded deal worth $3 billion to bolster the Lebanese army's fight against militants encroaching from neighboring Syria.

Lebanese news channels showed a military plane at Beirut International airport with green boxes of weapons and missiles laid out in front. Saudi and French flags waved and the French and Lebanese ministers of defense attended the ceremony.

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