Pentagon to keep backing Lebanon military, despite Hezbollah gains

FILE PHOTO: Lebanese army soldiers take part in a military parade to celebrate the 74th anniversary of Lebanon's independence in downtown Beirut, Lebanon November 22, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

WASHINGTON – The U.S. military is committed to supporting and providing assistance to the Lebanese armed forces, the Pentagon said on Friday, despite the Iran-backed Hezbollah group and its allies making significant gains in parliamentary election. Shi’ite Muslim movement Hezbollah, together with parties and politicians aligned to it, won more than half the 128 seats […]

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