The Lebanese army received a shipment of US weapons on Sunday to help in the fight against jihadists who have staged incursions from Syria, an embassy official told AFP.

“The Lebanese military received 72 M198 power supply (howitzers), and more than 25 million rounds of artillery, mortar and rifle ammunition,” the official said on condition of anonymity.

An AFP photographer at the Beirut port also saw several Humvees, howitzers, ammunition containers and other military vehicles arriving. […]