Defense Minister Samir Moqbel (L) meets with British ambassador to Lebanon Hugo Shorter (C) at the Defense Ministry in Baabda's Yarze, Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. (The Daily Star/The Defense Ministry)
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Lebanon's Defense Ministry Friday revealed it would establish a new military unit to help guard a 100-kilometer section of the border with Syria after receiving a $10 million "training and equipping" grant from the British government.The announcement was made in a Defense Ministry statement released after Britain's acting ambassador to Lebanon Hugo Shorter met with Defense Minister Samir Moqbel. British Prime Minister David Cameron had pledged during an official visit to Lebanon in September that his country will support Lebanon's battle with extremist militants along the restive border region.
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