Workers unload military weapons part of a donation from the US to the Lebanese Army at the port in Beirut, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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A Pentagon source Thursday confirmed Washington will maintain its support for the Lebanese Army and state institutions even after Hezbollah cemented its place in Lebanon's legislature in the May 6 parliamentary elections. Ahead of elections, reports emerged that the Pentagon informed Congress of $90 million in military aid to Lebanon and its Army.The U.S. was notably specific in its newest sanctions, and did not target anyone in the Lebanese government or executive body.The U.S. is the Army's biggest donor and has provided Lebanon with nearly $1.7 billion in military assistance since 2006 and another $160 million to the Internal Security Forces.
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