ISF Nissan Patrol

Lebanese police officers stand on an ISF Nissan Patrol GR Y60 Pickup of the Beirut Emergency Department as they guard the judicial ministry building: Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday June 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Another view of Lebanese police officers standing on an ISF Nissan Patrol GR Y60 Pickup of the Beirut Emergency Department as they guard the judicial ministry building: Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday June 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Military VW in Lebanon and Syria

A photo already posted on Militaryphotos.net showing a Lebanese Army VW T3 M251 of the 4th Intervention Regiment. November 2006. (EGL)

 

A Lebanese Army VW T3 M253 of the 7th Mechanized Brigade, March 2010.

 

Another Lebanese Army VW T3 M253 of the 7th Mechanized Brigade, April 2011.

 

A blurry photo of a Lebanese Army VW T3 M247 of the 12th Mechanized Brigade, April 2011.

 

A photo Syrian Army VW T3 M253 taken in May 2006

 

The back view of the same Syrian Army VW T3 M253, May 2006.

 

A video capture of a Syrian Army VW T3 M253 seen in Deraa, June 17 2011. (Video Capture by Mathieu)

LAF Newest VABs

A ceremony was held on June 22 in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) headquarters in Naqoura for the 8 VAB APCs donated by the French authorities.

The VAB donation to the LAF consisted of 8 vehicles that was in use with the FRENCHBATT in the period prior the 2006 conflict. Those vehicles which served under the United Nations colors throughout the 90s and 2000s got a specified characteristic: they are all equipped with searchlights.

The 8 ex-UNIFIL Frenchbatt VAB during the ceremony. Note the AML-90 and the ex-Norbatt M113 diplayed in front the monument for the UNIFIL War Memorial.

A Frenchbatt VAB in Naqoura, August 25, 2006. PayamBorazjani/Maanimage

A Frenchbatt VAB in Tyre, August 2007.

Time Travel

A V-100 Cadillac Gage Commando of the Mourabitoun militia in front of the main entrance of the Holiday Inn hotel, Beirut 1977. The vehicle is a remnant of the "Hotels Battle". (Thanks Mathieu)

Photo credits: J. Holtzclaw

Same location 33 years later, Lebanese Army M113A2s of an Intervention Regiment parked in the ruins of the Holiday Inn hotel.

Photo Credits: Original Author