The United Kingdom has delivered military defense equipment to the Lebanese Army to deal with the jihadist threat on its eastern border with Syria, the British embassy announced Wednesday.

The donation, worth $16 million, includes 164 Land Rovers, 1,500 sets of body armor, a secure radio communication network, border watchtowers, and HESCO bastions to protect Army positions along the frontier.

The donation was announced one day after a meeting between U.K. Chief of the Defense Staff Gen. Sir Nicholas Houghton and Lebanese Army commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi. […]