The United States and France is expediting delivery of the much-needed military aid to Lebanon, Lebanese Amy commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi said.

“U.S. and French assistance will be delivered more consistently and will include qualitative weapons, rockets for aircraft, shells and night-combat gear,” Kahwagi said in remarks published Thursday by the local daily As-Safir.

He denied rumors that the Lebanese Army lost ammunition in last month’s battle with extremist militants in the northeastern border town of Arsal. […]