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The United States delivered weapons and equipment to Lebanon's army on Friday to help bolster the military as it faces a growing threat from Islamic militants. (Aug. 29)

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AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Beirut - 29 Aug 2014

1. Wide of U.S. military plane

2. Close of American flag painted on plane

3. Various of U.S. soldiers unloading boxes of weapons

4. American ambassador to Lebanon, David Hale, with Lebanese army officials

5. Lebanese army officers

6. Lebanese army soldier holding M16 rifle

7. Mid of M16 rifles

STORYLINE:

The United States delivered weapons and equipment to Lebanon's army on Friday to help bolster the military as it faces a growing threat from Islamic militants.

Friday's shipment included one thousand M16-A4 rifles. On Thursday, anti-tank artillery, mortars and more automatic assault rifles were delivered, according to the U.S. ambassador to Lebanon, David Hale.

Hale said the deliveries were in response to a request from the Lebanese armed forces for emergency assistance after Islamic militants overran a Lebanese town near the Syrian border, killing and kidnapping soldiers earlier this month.

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