(The Daily Star/Lebanese Army, HO)
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U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard announced Wednesday a more than $40 million reimbursement for the Lebanese Army's border operations at a meeting with military leaders.Richard and U.S. Deputy Undersecretary of the Air Force, International Affairs Heidi Grant met with Army Commander Gen. Joseph Aoun at his office in Yarze to announce the $42.9 million payment.Part of the Border Operations Reimbursement Program allows the Lebanese government to request remuneration for some of the Army's costs in securing the country's borders, particularly in the Army's fight against Daesh (ISIS) and other extremist groups, the statement added.The light attack aircraft were officially presented by Richard on Oct. 31 at a ceremony at north Lebanon's Hamat airbase.
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