US to allocate $60mln to support Lebanese Army


The United States will disburse around $60 million via a United Nations agency to support the Lebanese army, a source in Lebanon's government told Sputnik, Paralel.Az reports.

"The amount allocated as part of the US aid will be approximately $60 million, with the United Nations Development Programme acting as an international intermediary organization to transfer this sum to the Lebanese army," the source said.

According to the source, this sum will fund additional bonuses to Lebanese soldiers, as inflation eroded their pay by 95% — from around $800 in October 2019 to less than $50 in current exchange rates.