A shipment of French weapons for the Lebanese Army will soon arrive, paid for by a multibillion-dollar grant from Saudi Arabia, but specific dates have not been disclosed, according to a high-level security source.

Also, a batch of American weapons will arrive as part of the military support program that the U.S. is implementing. There’s a possibility the American grant will include military helicopters mounted with heavy machine guns and rocket launchers.

The reason the weapons were sent so quickly to Lebanon, according to a security source, is that more clashes are anticipated between the Army and Islamist militants. […]