Lebanese soldiers attend a drill in Hamat, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (The Daily Star/Lebanese Army Website, HO)
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France will begin delivering weapons purchased with a $3 billion Saudi grant to the Lebanese military beginning in early 2015, AFP reported Wednesday.Lebanese Army commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi was also present at the ceremony, without giving details on the list of weapons to be supplied, a clause that had stalled the agreement for months, AFP quoted a French diplomatic source as saying.French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius had hailed the conclusion of the deal as a major boost to the Lebanese army's ability to tackle "terrorism" at a time when the former French colony is under mounting threat, AFP reported Tuesday.
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