The Arsal Issue

News photos from the net about the latest events that happened in Arsal, Lebanon:

 

A Lebanese Army AIFV-B-C25 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 2, 2014. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army AIFV-B-C25 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 2, 2014. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army AIFV-B-C25  an M113 OPFOR of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 2, 2014. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army AIFV-B-C25 an M113 OPFOR of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 2, 2014. (AFP)

Lebanese Army M998 HMMWVs of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M998 HMMWVs of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M1151 of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M1151 of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army Land Rover Defenders belonging to different Regiments, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army Land Rover Defenders belonging to different Regiments, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M998 HMMWV of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M998 HMMWV of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army Land Rover Defender, August 3, 2014. (AP Photo)

A Lebanese Army Land Rover Defender, August 3, 2014. (AP Photo)

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A Lebanese Army M113A2 of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M113A2 of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M113A2s of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M113A2s of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M113A2s of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M113A2s of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M113A2s of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M113A2s of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M113A2s of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M113A2s of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M113A2s of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M113A2s of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M998,  M113A1 w/ZPU-4 and M113A1 w/ZU-23-2 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 2, 2014.

Lebanese Army M998, M113A1 w/ZPU-4 and M113A1 w/ZU-23-2 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 2, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M998 and an M113A1 w/ZU-23-2 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 2, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M998 and an M113A1 w/ZU-23-2 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 2, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M106 w/ZU-23-2 of the 8th Mechanized Brigade, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M106 w/ZU-23-2 of the 8th Mechanized Brigade, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M113A1 w/ZPU-4

A Lebanese Army M113A1 w/ZPU-4

A Lebanese Army M106 ambulance and an M998 of the 8th Mechanized Brigade, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M106 ambulance and an M998 of the 8th Mechanized Brigade, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M113A1-B-Amb of the 8th Mechanized Brigade, August 2, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M113A1-B-Amb of the 8th Mechanized Brigade, August 2, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M106 w/ZU-23-2 and an M113A1-B-Amb of the 8th Mechanized Brigade, August 3, 2014. (EPA)

A Lebanese Army M106 w/ZU-23-2 and an M113A1-B-Amb of the 8th Mechanized Brigade, August 3, 2014. (EPA)

A Lebanese Army M106 w/ZU-23-2 of the 8th Mechanized Brigade and an M1151 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 3, 2014. (EPA)

A Lebanese Army M106 w/ZU-23-2 of the 8th Mechanized Brigade and an M1151 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 3, 2014. (EPA)

Lebanese Army M113s of the 8th Mechanized Brigade and a Land Rover Defender, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M113s of the 8th Mechanized Brigade and a Land Rover Defender, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M106 w/ZU-23-2 of the 8th Mechanized Brigade and Land Rover Defenders, August 3, 2014. (EPA)

A Lebanese Army M106 w/ZU-23-2 of the 8th Mechanized Brigade and Land Rover Defenders, August 3, 2014. (EPA)

A Lebanese Army M113A1 w/ZPU-4 of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M113A1 w/ZPU-4 of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M113A1 w/ZU-23-2 of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M113A1 w/ZU-23-2 of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M113A1 w/ZU-23-2 of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M113A1 w/ZU-23-2 of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M113A1 w/ZU-23-2 of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M113A1 w/ZU-23-2 of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M113 OPFOR and an M113A2 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 3, 2014. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army M113 OPFOR and an M113A2 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 3, 2014. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army M998 and an M113A2 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 3, 2014. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army M998 and an M113A2 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 3, 2014. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army M998 and an M113 OPFOR of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 3, 2014. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army M998 and an M113 OPFOR of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 3, 2014. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army M998 and an M113 OPFOR of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 3, 2014. An M936A2 Wrecker can be noticed in the background. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army M998 and an M113 OPFOR of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 3, 2014. An M936A2 Wrecker can be noticed in the background. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army M48A5 of the 1st Armored Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M48A5 of the 1st Armored Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M48A5 tanks of the 1st Armored Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M48A5 tanks of the 1st Armored Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M48A5 of the 1st Armored Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M48A5 of the 1st Armored Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M60A3 of the 1st Armored Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M60A3 of the 1st Armored Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M60A3 of the 1st Armored Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M60A3 of the 1st Armored Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army T-55, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army T-55, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army T-55, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army T-55, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army T-55, August 2, 2014. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army T-55, August 2, 2014. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army T-55 with a Tiran Blaser hull, August 2, 2014. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army T-55 with a Tiran Blaser hull, August 2, 2014. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army M35A3 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M35A3 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M35A2 trucks of the 10th Mechanized Brigade, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M35A2 trucks of the 10th Mechanized Brigade, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M113 APCs of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment transpoted on Volvo NL12 and MAN TGA 33.400 , August 2, 2014.

Lebanese Army M113 APCs of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment transpoted on Volvo NL12 and MAN TGA 33.400 , August 2, 2014.

 

 

 

Photo Credits & Source: News agencies and press online .

The 5 Ton Truck in Lebanon (10): The International 4000 Series

Although considered as a 5 Ton truck, the International 4000 Series is more a 3 to 5 Ton truck:

 

A Lebanese Army International 4000 series truck of the Transportation Brigade, May 2013.

A Lebanese Army International 4000 series truck of the Transportation Regiment, May 2013.

A Lebanese Army International 4000 series truck of the Transportation Brigade carrying a M1008, November 9, 2011.

A Lebanese Army International 4000 series truck of the Transportation Regiment carrying an M1008, November 9, 2011.

Lebanese Army Land Rover Defender 110 pickup of the 1rst Intervention Regiment, International 4000 series trucks of the Transportation Brigade.and a Land Rover Series III SWB of the 1rst Mechanized Brigade.

Lebanese Army Land Rover Defender 110 pickup of the 1rst Intervention Regiment, International 4000 series trucks of the Transportation Brigade.and a Land Rover Series III SWB of the 1rst Mechanized Regiment.

A Lebanese Army Land Rover Defender 110 pickup of the 1rst Intrvention Regiment with International 4000 series trucks of the Transportation Brigade, November 2011.

A Lebanese Army Land Rover Defender 110 pickup of the 1rst Intervention Regiment with International 4000 series trucks of the Transportation Regiment, November 2011.

Lebanese Army International 4000 series trucks of the Transportation Regiment, September 2012

Lebanese Army International 4000 series trucks of the Transportation Regiment, September 2012

A Lebanese Army International 4000 series truck and a MAN TGA 33.400 Tank Transporter of the Transportation Regiment, January 2013.

A Lebanese Army International 4000 series truck and a MAN TGA 33.400 Tank Transporter of the Transportation Regiment, January 2013.

A Lebanese Army International 4000 series truck of the Transportation Regiment, March 2013.

A Lebanese Army International 4000 series truck of the Transportation Regiment, March 2013.

Lebanese Army International 4000 series trucks of the Transportation Regiment and a Land Rover Defender 110 pickup of the Logistics Brigade, March 2013.

Lebanese Army International 4000 series trucks of the Transportation Regiment and a Land Rover Defender 110 pickup of the Logistics Brigade, March 2013.

A Lebanese Army International 4000 series truck of the Transportation Regiment, August 2013.

A Lebanese Army International 4000 series truck of the Transportation Regiment, August 2013.

A Lebanese Army International 4000 series truck of the Transportation Regiment, February 2014.

A Lebanese Army International 4000 series truck of the Transportation Regiment, February 2014.

A Lebanese Army International 4000 series truck of the Transportation Regiment, April 2014.

A Lebanese Army International 4000 series truck of the Transportation Regiment, April 2014.

 

Sources: Lebanese Army website & personal archives.

1958 Lebanon Crisis: (2) The Lebanese side

January 1958, the unloading of newly delivered M38A1 Jeeps that will used by the Lebanese Darak/Gendarmerie. The trucks in the background are Dodge B-Series 1948 model.

January 1958, the unloading of newly delivered M38A1 Jeeps that will used by the Lebanese Darak/Gendarmerie. The trucks in the background are Dodge B-Series 1948 model.

A Lebanese Darak/Gendarmerie M38A1 during the 1958 Lebanon crisis.

A Lebanese Darak/Gendarmerie M38A1 during the 1958 Lebanon crisis.

Lebanese Army M38 Jeeps equipped with M40 recoilless gun, Beirut, Summer 1958.

Lebanese Army M38 Jeeps equipped with M40 recoilless gun, Beirut, Summer 1958.

A Lebanese Army patrol composed of an M38 Jeep and a Land Rover Series I

A Lebanese Army patrol composed of an M38 Jeep and a Land Rover Series I.

A Lebanese Army CJ-3B Jeep of the Military Police next to a USMC LVTP-5, north of Beirut, Antelias area.

A Lebanese Army CJ-3B Jeep of the Military Police next to a USMC LVTP-5, north of Beirut, Antelias area.

A video capture a Lebanese Army Land Rover Series I in Tripoli area.

A video capture of a Lebanese Army Land Rover Series I in Tripoli area.

A Lebanese Army Land Rover Series I securing the visit of UN representatives.

A Lebanese Army Land Rover Series I securing the visit of UN representatives.

A Lebanese Army Land Rover Series I securing the presidential palace in Kantari, Beirut.

A Lebanese Army Land Rover Series I securing the presidential palace in Kantari, Beirut.

Lebanese Army Land Rover Series I and Staghound w/Lengthened AEC turret vehicles in Beirut.

Lebanese Army Land Rover Series I and Staghound w/Lengthened AEC turret vehicles in Beirut.

A Land Rover Series I used by PSP armed men in the Chouf mountains.

A Land Rover Series I used by PSP armed men in the Chouf mountains.

A Land Rover Series I used by PSP armed men in the Chouf mountains.

A Land Rover Series I used by PSP armed men in the Chouf mountains.

A Lebanese Army M34 cargo truck in downtown Beirut.

A Lebanese Army M34 cargo truck in downtown Beirut.

A Lebanese Army M34 cargo truck, Bliss street, Beirut.

A Lebanese Army M34 cargo truck patrolling next to the American University of Beirut, Bliss street, Beirut.

A Lebanese Army Bedford RL lorry, Minet El Hosn, Beirut.

A Lebanese Army Bedford RL lorry, Minet El Hosn, Beirut.

A Lebanese Darak/Gendarmerie International Harvester R150 cargo truck followed by Staghound armored cars.

A Lebanese Darak/Gendarmerie International Harvester R150 cargo truck followed by Staghound armored cars.

A Lebanese Darak/Gendarmerie Chevrolet Viking 1958 model stake truck followed by an International Harvester R150 cargo truck

A Lebanese Darak/Gendarmerie Chevrolet Viking 1958 model stake truck followed by an International Harvester R150 cargo truck

A Chevrolet Viking 1958 model stake truck captured by PSP armed men.

A Chevrolet Viking 1958 model stake truck captured by PSP armed men.

A Lebanese Army Staghound Mark I w/QF 2pdr gun belonging to the Military Police in Beirut streets.

A Lebanese Army Staghound Mark I w/QF 2pdr gun belonging to the Military Police in Beirut streets.

A Lebanese Darak/Gendarmerie Staghound Mark I w/QF 2pdr gun supported by an M38A1 Jeep.

A Lebanese Darak/Gendarmerie Staghound Mark I w/QF 2pdr gun supported by an M38A1 Jeep.

A Lebanese Darak/Gendarmerie Staghound Mark I w/QF 2pdr gun patrolling.

A Lebanese Darak/Gendarmerie Staghound Mark I w/QF 2pdr gun patrolling.

A Lebanese Darak/Gendarmerie Staghound Mark I w/QF 2pdr gun passing next to a Lebanese Army Chevrolet Apache 1956 model cargo truck.

A Lebanese Darak/Gendarmerie Staghound Mark I w/QF 2pdr gun passing next to a Lebanese Army Chevrolet Apache 1956 model cargo truck.

Lebanese Darak/Gendarmerie Staghound Mark I w/QF 2pdr gun armored cars passing by an M38A1 Jeep

Lebanese Darak/Gendarmerie Staghound Mark I w/QF 2pdr gun armored cars passing by an M38A1 Jeep

A Lebanese Darak/Gendarmerie Staghound Mark I w/QF 2pdr gun securing the presidential palace in Kantari, Beirut.

A Lebanese Darak/Gendarmerie Staghound Mark I w/QF 2pdr gun securing the presidential palace in Kantari, Beirut.

Lebanese Army Staghound Mark I w/QF 2pdr gun armored cars and an M3 Scout Car of the Military Police patrolling in Beirut.

Lebanese Army Staghound Mark I w/QF 2pdr gun armored cars and an M3 Scout Car of the Military Police patrolling in Beirut.

A video capture of a Lebanese Army Staghound Mark I w/AEC turret in Tripoli.

A video capture of a Lebanese Army Staghound Mark I w/AEC turret in Tripoli.

A video capture of a Lebanese Army Staghound Mark I w/AEC turret in Tripoli.

A video capture of a Lebanese Army Staghound Mark I w/AEC turret in Tripoli.

A video capture of a Lebanese Army Staghound Mark I w/AEC turret in Tripoli.

A video capture of a Lebanese Army Staghound Mark I w/AEC turret in Tripoli.

A video capture of a Lebanese Army Staghound Mark I w/AEC turret next to an M34 cargo truck in Tripoli.

A video capture of a Lebanese Army Staghound Mark I w/AEC turret next to an M34 cargo truck in Tripoli.

A Lebanese Army Staghound Mark III in Tripoli.

A Lebanese Army Staghound Mark III in Tripoli.

A video capture of a Lebanese Army Staghound Mark III in Tripoli.

A video capture of a Lebanese Army Staghound Mark III in Tripoli.

A photo showing a Lebanese Army Staghound Mark III armored car, an M38 Jeep and a Land Rover Series I in Beirut.

A photo showing a Lebanese Army Staghound Mark III armored car, an M38 Jeep and a Land Rover Series I in Beirut.

PSP armed men riding on top of a captured Lebanese Army Staghound Mark III.

PSP armed men riding on top of a captured Lebanese Army Staghound Mark III.

A very rare colored photo of the Lebanese Army Staghound Mark III captured by PSP armed men.

A very rare colored photo of the Lebanese Army Staghound Mark III captured by PSP armed men.

A Lebanese Army Sherman Firefly (welded hull front) in Tripoli.

A Lebanese Army Sherman Firefly (welded hull front) in Tripoli.

A Lebanese Army Sherman Firefly (welded hull front) in Tripoli.

A Lebanese Army Sherman Firefly (welded hull front) in Tripoli.

A Lebanese Army Sherman Firefly (cast hull front) in Tripoli.

A Lebanese Army Sherman Firefly (cast hull front) in Tripoli.

A Lebanese Army Sherman Firefly during clashes in Tripoli.

A Lebanese Army Sherman Firefly during clashes in Tripoli.

A Lebanese Army Renault R35 rearmed with a QF 2pdr gun during clashes in Tripoli.

A Lebanese Army Renault R35 rearmed with a QF 2pdr gun during clashes in Tripoli.

A Lebanese Army Willème tank transporter carrying a Charioteer tank destroyer heading to Tripoli.

A Lebanese Army Willème tank transporter carrying a Charioteer tank destroyer heading to Tripoli.

Lebanese Army M41 Walker Bulldog light tanks in Aazarieh, Beirut.

Lebanese Army M41 Walker Bulldog light tanks in Aazarieh, Beirut.

A Lebanese Army AMX-13/75 in Beirut.

A Lebanese Army AMX-13/75 in Beirut.

A FWD MUC Garwood Mobile Crane delivered to the Lebanese Army.

A video capture showing an FWD MUC Garwood Mobile Crane delivered to the Lebanese Army.

A FWD MUC Garwood Mobile Crane delivered to the Lebanese Army.

A video capture showing an FWD MUC Garwood Mobile Crane delivered to the Lebanese Army.

Sources: Google Life photo archive & Personal Archives

Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990) Vehicles (3): The Mourabitoun vehicles.

MOUBT 1745520499

A Mourabitoun militia BTR-152, Abdel Nasser Mosque vicinity, Beirut, August 1982.

MOUZU 024

Mourabitoun militia ZSU-23-4M Shilka SPAAGs and a Land Rover Series III LWB, Abdel Nasser Mosque vicinity, Beirut, August 1982.

MOUZU 42291201

A Mourabitoun militia ZSU-23-4M Shilka SPAAG, Holiday Inn vicinity, Beirut, 1982.

MOUZU 1800345860

A Mourabitoun militia ZSU-23-4M Shilka SPAAG and a T-34/85, Ain El-Mraysse vicinity, Beirut, 1982.

MOUTT 322397752

A Mourabitoun militia T-34/85 and a BM-11 mounted on Isuzu TW truck, Holiday Inn vicinity, Beirut, 1982.

MOUTT 1473275522

A Mourabitoun militia T-34/85 and a BM-11 mounted on Isuzu TW truck, Normandy vicinity, Beirut, 1982.

MOUTT 012

Knocked out Mourabitoun militia T-34/85 tanks, Tarik El-Jdideh vicinity, Beirut, 1982.

MOUTT 011

A Mourabitoun militia T-34/85, West Beirut, 1982.

MOUTE 015

A Mourabitoun militia 3rd generation Chevrolet/GMC C/K-Series pickup armed with a Zastava M55 20mm triple cannon, Beirut, May 1981.

A Mourabitoun militia V-100 Cadillac Gage Commando in front of the main entrance of the Holiday Inn hotel, Beirut 1977.

MOUCO 6454

A Mourabitoun militia V-100 Cadillac Gage Commando in front of the main entrance of the Holiday Inn hotel, Beirut 1977.

MOUMC 016

A Mourabitoun militia M113 ACAV, Beirut, mid-1970s.

Sources: Various

The Royal Iraqi Army 1957 Military Parade

Royal Iraqi Army Austin Champ FV1801A Combat Trucks (CT), 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Austin Champ FV1801A Combat Trucks (CT), 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Austin Champ FV1801A Combat Trucks (CT), 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Austin Champ FV1801A Combat Trucks (CT), 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Austin Champ FV1801A Combat Trucks (CT), 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Austin Champ FV1801A Combat Trucks (CT), 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Centurion Mk 5/1 MBTs, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Centurion Mk 5/1 MBTs, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Centurion Mk 5/1 MBTs, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Centurion Mk 5/1 MBTs, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Centurion Mk 5/1 MBTs, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Centurion Mk 5/1 MBTs, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Centurion Mk 5/1 MBTs, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Centurion Mk 5/1 MBTs, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Centurion Mk 5/1 MBTs, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Centurion Mk 5/1 MBTs, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army cavalery and Centurion Mk 5/1 MBTs in the background, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army cavalery and Centurion Mk 5/1 MBTs in the background, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army M24 Chaffee light tanks, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army M24 Chaffee light tanks, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army M24 Chaffee light tanks, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army M24 Chaffee light tanks, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army M24 Chaffee light tanks, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army M24 Chaffee light tanks, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army M24 Chaffee light tanks and Churchill Mk VII infantry tanks, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army M24 Chaffee light tanks and Churchill Mk VII infantry tanks, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army M24 Chaffee light tanks and Churchill Mk VII infantry tanks, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army M24 Chaffee light tanks and Churchill Mk VII infantry tanks, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Churchill Mk VII infantry tanks, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Churchill Mk VII infantry tanks, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Churchill Mk VII infantry tanks, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Churchill Mk VII infantry tanks, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Churchill Mk VII infantry tanks, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Churchill Mk VII infantry tanks, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Churchill Mk VII infantry tanks, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Churchill Mk VII infantry tanks, 1957.

A Royal Iraqi Army Churchill Mk VII infantry tank and Centurion Mk 5/1 MBTs in the background, 1957.

A Royal Iraqi Army Churchill Mk VII infantry tank and Centurion Mk 5/1 MBTs in the background, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Ferret Mk 1/1 scout cars, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Ferret Mk 1/1 scout cars, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Ferret Mk 1/1 scout cars, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Ferret Mk 1/1 scout cars, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Ferret Mk 1/1 scout cars and M24 Chaffee light tanks, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Ferret Mk 1/1 scout cars and M24 Chaffee light tanks, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Ford FGT artillery tractors and Hawker Fury I "Baghdad Fury" fighters overflying, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Ford FGT artillery tractors and Hawker Fury I “Baghdad Fury” fighters overflying, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Ford FGT artillery tractors towing Ordnance QF 25pdr  and a Willys M38 Jeep , 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Ford FGT artillery tractors towing Ordnance QF 25pdr and a Willys M38 Jeep , 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Ford FGT artillery tractors towing Ordnance QF 25pdr , 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Ford FGT artillery tractors towing Ordnance QF 25pdr , 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Ford FGT artillery tractors , 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Ford FGT artillery tractors , 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Hawker Fury I "Baghdad Fury" fighters, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Hawker Fury I “Baghdad Fury” fighters, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Land Rover Series I LWB and a Dodge Power Wagon W100, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Land Rover Series I LWB and a Dodge Power Wagon W100, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Land Rover Series I LWB and a Dodge Power Wagon W100, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Land Rover Series I LWB and a Dodge Power Wagon W100, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Land Rover Series I LWB and a Dodge Power Wagon W100, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Land Rover Series I LWB and a Dodge Power Wagon W100, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Dodge Power Wagon W100 and 1954 Ford F100 Pickups, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Dodge Power Wagon W100 and 1954 Ford F100 Pickups, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Land Rover Series I LWB and a Dodge Power Wagon W100, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Land Rover Series I LWB and a Dodge Power Wagon W100, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army M4 High Speed Tractors towing M115 8 inch howitzers, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army M4 High Speed Tractors towing M115 8 inch howitzers, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army M4 High Speed Tractors towing M115 8 inch howitzers, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army M4 High Speed Tractors towing M115 8 inch howitzers, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army  M115 8 inch howitzers, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army M115 8 inch howitzers, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army AEC Militant Artillery Tractors towing M115 8 inch howitzers, 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army AEC Militant Artillery Tractors towing M115 8 inch howitzers, 1957.

A Royal Iraqi Army Willys M38 Jeep , 1957.

A Royal Iraqi Army Willys M38 Jeep , 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Willys M38 Jeep , 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Willys M38 Jeep , 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Willys M38 Jeep , 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army Willys M38 Jeep , 1957.

A Royal Iraqi Army Ward La Farnce Wrecker can be seen in the background , 1957.

A Royal Iraqi Army Ward La Farnce Wrecker can be seen in the background , 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army White 666 cargo trucks , 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army White 666 cargo trucks , 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army White 666 cargo trucks , 1957.

Royal Iraqi Army White 666 cargo trucks , 1957.

Sources: Google Life photo archive & Personal Archives

LAF Oddities: 1970s odd vehicles

Lebanese Army MO-120 AM50 120mm mortar towed by what appears to be a Sinpar Castor based vehicles probably made especially for the Lebanese Army, 1972. Sinpar was a French company specialized in modifying Renault and Saviem vehicles for special purposes.

Lebanese Army MO-120 AM50 120mm mortars towed by Land Rover IIb FC (Forward Control), 1972. (Thanks Nabil Sayah)

Lebanese Army MO-120 AM50 120mm mortars towed by what appears to be Sinpar Castor based vehicles probably made especially for the Lebanese Army, 1972. Sinpar was a French company specialized in modifying Renault and Saviem vehicles for special purposes.

Lebanese Army MO-120 AM50 120mm mortars towed by Lebanese Army MO-120 AM50 120mm mortars towed by Land Rover IIb FC (Forward Control), 1972. (Thanks Nabil Sayah)

Lebanese Army ACMAT TPK 4.20-NA12 vehicles armed with SS.11 anti-tank missiles, 1972.  the vehicles in front of them are M201 ENTAC.

Lebanese Army ACMAT TPK 4.20-NA12 vehicles armed with SS.11 anti-tank missiles, 1972. the vehicles in front of them are M201 ENTAC.

Lebanese Army ACMAT TPK 4.20-NA12 vehicles armed with SS.11 anti-tank missiles, 1972.

Lebanese Army ACMAT TPK 4.20-NA12 vehicles armed with SS.11 anti-tank missiles, 1972.

Abra: After the Battle

News photos from the net about the latest events  in Abra, Sidon, Lebanon:

Lebanese Army M60A3 MBTs and an old M113 of the 1rst Armored Regiment in Abra, June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Lebanese Army M60A3 MBTs and an old M113 of the 1rst Armored Regiment in Abra, June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Lebanese Army M60A3 MBTs and an old M113 of the 1rst Armored Regiment in Abra, June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Lebanese Army M60A3 MBTs and an old M113 of the 1rst Armored Regiment in Abra, June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Lebanese Army M60A3 MBTs of the 1rst Armored Regiment in Abra, June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Lebanese Army M60A3 MBTs of the 1rst Armored Regiment in Abra, June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

A Lebanese Army M60A3 MBT of the 1rst Armored Regiment in Abra, June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

A Lebanese Army M60A3 MBT of the 1rst Armored Regiment in Abra, June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

A Lebanese Army M60A3 MBT and an old M113 of the 1rst Armored Regiment in Abra, June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

A Lebanese Army M60A3 MBT and an old M113 of the 1rst Armored Regiment in Abra, June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

A Lebanese Army M60A3 MBT and an M113 of the 1rst Armored Regiment next to an M35A2 cargo truck of the 1rst Mechanized brigade in Abra, June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

A Lebanese Army M60A3 MBT and an M113 of the 1rst Armored Regiment next to an M35A2 cargo truck of the 1rst Mechanized brigade in Abra, June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Lebanese Army M113 APCs and an M113 OPFOR of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment in Abra, June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)

Lebanese Army M113 APCs and an M113 OPFOR of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment in Abra, June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)

A Lebanese Army M113 OPFOR APCs of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment in Abra, June 25, 2013. (REUTERS/Ali Hashisho)

A Lebanese Army M113 OPFOR APCs of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment in Abra, June 25, 2013. (REUTERS/Ali Hashisho)

A Lebanese Army M113 OPFOR APCs of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment in Abra, June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)

A Lebanese Army M113 OPFOR APCs of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment in Abra, June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)

A Lebanese Army M113 OPFOR APCs of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment in Abra, June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

A Lebanese Army M113 OPFOR APCs of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment in Abra, June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

A Lebanese Army M113 OPFOR APCs of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment in Abra, June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

A Lebanese Army M113 OPFOR APCs of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment in Abra, June 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

A Lebanese Army M109A2 shop van of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment in Abra, June 25, 2013.

A Lebanese Army M109A2 shop van of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment in Abra, June 25, 2013.