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Saudi Arabia grants Lebanon’s army $1 bln in aid

Posted by seumasach on August 6, 2014

This appears to confirm a major shift in Saudi policy away from support for Islamist groups

6th August, 2014

RIYADH, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia has granted $1 billion in aid to Lebanese armed forces, state news agency SPA said, as they battle Islamist militants who seized a border town in the worst spillover yet from Syria’s three-year-old civil war.

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