Lebanese Army to get 100 armored vehicles from UK for reinforcing security 

The vehicles will be used to secure Lebanon's eastern and northern borders with Syria

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A shipment of 100 Land Rover RWMIK armored patrol vehicles worth $2 million sailed from the UK last week as a donation from the British government to the Lebanese Armed Forces to secure the country's northern and eastern borders, the Defense News website reported.

According to a news release issued by the UK Embassy in Lebanon, the shipment "will further reinforce the stability on the Lebanese border with Syria and help the LAF to counter efforts by terrorists and smugglers to cross into the country." 

The UK previously supported Lebanon’s military by deploying four land border regiments, constructing more than 75 border towers, providing 350 Land Rovers, and training more than 11,000 LAF personnel to counter extremists and smugglers seeking to infiltrating Lebanon from Syria, which has been a problem for years, the report said.