French weapons arrive in Lebanon in $3 bln Saudi-funded deal
Lebanese army soldiers - REUTERS

BEIRUT:The first shipment of French weapons and military equipment arrived in Lebanon on Monday, part of a Saudi-funded deal worth $3 billion to bolster theLebanese army to help it fight militants encroaching from neighbouring Syria.

Lebanese news channels showed a military plane at Beirut International airport with green boxes of weapons laid out in front.

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