BEIRUT, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Lebanese army on Monday has received the first batch of the weapon and ammunition assistance provided by the United States.
The delivery ceremony took place at Beirut port in the presence of Army Commander General Joseph Aoun's Representative Brigadier General Jean Farah, and U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard in addition to other Lebanese and U.S. army officials.
The military aid delivered included eight M2A2 Bradley fighting vehicles and 10 armored field artillery ammunition supply vehicles.
Another 24 Bradley fighting vehicles will be delivered to Lebanese army in the coming months, with a total value of over 100 million U.S. dollars.
Richard said that the delivery hopefully would provide the Lebanese forces with new capabilities to protect Lebanese borders and to fight terrorists.
She pointed that "over the next several months, the army will undergo intensive training on how to operate and maintain this new, very sophisticated combat system."