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Trump administration releases $105M military aid for Lebanon after months of delay

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The Trump administration has released $105 million in military assistance to Lebanon after months of delay without providing an explanation.

The money for the Lebanese Armed Forces had languished in the Office of Management and Budget since September even after it won congressional approval.

No reason was ever given for not releasing it, even as Lebanon descended into anti-government protests after leaders announced new taxes on calls made using social media apps like WhatsApp.

LEBANON PARALYZED BY NATIONWIDE PROTESTS OVER PROPOSED TAXES

Prime Minister Saad Hariri was forced to resign last month over the mass demonstrations.

The funds were released just before the Thanksgiving holiday and lawmakers were notified on Monday, The Associated Press reported.

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