Mid-East on the Brink: France to Provide Lebanese Army with Heavy Weapons. IDF moves Tanks into Golan

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The French government decided to provide the Lebanese army with heavy weapons to boost its military performance, a local newspaper reported on Monday.

According to al-Joumhouria newspaper, a recent meeting held between French and Lebanese Defense Ministry officials discussed the matter.

France decided in light of the meetings to supply the Lebanese army with anti-tank missiles and sophisticated surface-to-air missiles.

Informed sources told the newspaper that Paris is “confident that the Lebanese army command is controlling the institution despite what rumors said.”

http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/89721

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