Lebanese soldiers check artillery unloaded from a ship at the port in Beirut, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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The Lebanese Army has received a shipment of 30 tanks and 12 howitzers from Jordan, media reported Monday, as Interior Minister Nouhad announced that the country would soon receive the first batch of weapons financed through a $1 billion Saudi grant.The donation was first announced by Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk two weeks ago during his visit to Amman.After his meeting with Jordanian King Abdallah, Machnouk said that the Jordanian donation had already arrived to Lebanon and that the Army would hold a ceremony announcing the delivery soon.
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