Season’s Greetings from EGL

ELITE GROUP LEBANON grants us with a set of photos of one of the best live exercise held in 2011 by the Lebanese Army Commandos (Maghaweer) Regiment in the Aqoura region on early September.

Those photos came with a message from Elite Group Lebanon/Samer Kassis:

“Dear visitors of Military in the Middle East ,thank you for your support,  wish you you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and I promise you that we will post many many good photos in 2012

Samer Kassis”

A Lebanese Army M825 of the Maghaweer Regiment during the live-fire exercise in Aqoura, September 9, 2011. (EGL/Samer Kassis)

A Lebanese Air Force SA.342L Gazelle during the live-fire exercise in Aqoura, September 9, 2011. (EGL/Samer Kassis)

A Lebanese Air Force UH-1H during the live-fire exercise in Aqoura, September 9, 2011. (EGL/Samer Kassis)

A Lebanese Army M825 of the Maghaweer Regiment during the live-fire exercise in Aqoura, September 9, 2011. (EGL/Samer Kassis)

A Lebanese Army M292 Expansible Van Truck of the Maghaweer Regiment during the live-fire exercise in Aqoura, September 9, 2011. (EGL/Samer Kassis)

A Lebanese Army M1038 of the Maghaweer Regiment during the live-fire exercise in Aqoura, September 9, 2011. (EGL/Samer Kassis)

Samer Kassis next to Lebanese Army T-55s of the 6th Mechanized Brigade during the live-fire exercise in Aqoura, September 9, 2011. (EGL/Samer Kassis)

A Lebanese Army BM-21 on M809 series truckof the 2nd Artillery Regiment during the live-fire exercise in Aqoura, September 9, 2011. (EGL/Samer Kassis)

A Lebanese Army BM-21 on Ural-375Dof the 2nd Artillery Regiment during the live-fire exercise in Aqoura, September 9, 2011. (EGL/Samer Kassis)

Lebanese Army M113 w/ZPU-4 vehicles of the Maghaweer Regiment during the live-fire exercise in Aqoura, September 9, 2011. (EGL/Samer Kassis)

A Lebanese Army VAB APCs of the Maghaweer Regiment during the live-fire exercise in Aqoura, September 9, 2011. (EGL/Samer Kassis)

A Lebanese Army T-55 tanks of the 6th Mechanized Brigade during the live-fire exercise in Aqoura, September 9, 2011. (EGL/Samer Kassis)

Lebanese Independence Day Military Parade 2011 Edition (4): Around the parade.

A Lebanese Army 1973 International Loadstar 1700 equipped with a crane, winch and work bucket.

A Lebanese Army Land Rover Defender 110 station wagon of the Republican Guard.

Back view of the same Lebanese Army Land Rover Defender 110 station wagon of the Republican Guard.

Lebanese Army 122mm M-30 howitzers firing during the ceremony openning.

A Lebanese Army M113A2 of the 3rd Intervention Regiment standing guard.

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

A Lebanese Army Iveco Eurocargo Water Tank truck of the Transportation Brigade. The Tanker is made by Abillama3.

A Lebanese Army M35A3 of the 1rst Mechanized Brigade.

A Lebanese Army M54 truck of the Republican Guard.

Another Lebanese Army M113A2 of the 3rd Intervention Regiment

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.

A Lebanese Army GMC Sierra of the Military Police.

Lebanese Army M113A2 of the 3rd Intervention Regiment & Land Rover Defender 110 station wagon of the Military Police.

A Lebanese Army M35A1 of Intervention Regiment.

Lebanese Army M35A2 truck of an Intervention Regiment & a Land Rover Defender 110 pickup.

A Lebanese Army M813 truck of the Signal Regiment.

Lebanese Army M35A2 andM35A3 heading back to their Barracks.

A Lebanese Army M35A2 of the 1rst Intervention Regiment guarding the crossroad.

 

Photo Credits: Chadi RACHID

Lebanese Independence Day Military Parade 2011 Edition (3): Land Vehicles (2)

Lebanese Army AML 90 of the 3rd Intervention Regiment. The crew wears 3 different CVCs, A DH-132, a Type 601 and a Type 602.

Lebanese Army AML 90 Armored Cars of the 3rd Intervention Regiment.

Back shot of a Lebanese Army AML 90 of the 3rd Intervention Regiment.

Lebanese Army M113A2 of the 11th Mechanized Brigade.

The 11th Mechanized Brigade followed by the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment.

The newly delivered Lebanese Army M1151 of the Airborne Regiment.

Lebanese Army AIFV-B-C25 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment.

Lebanese Army M1038 HMMWV and M60A3 tanks of the First Armored Regiment

Lebanese Army M60A3 tanks of the First Armored Regiment

Lebanese Army M998 of the 1st Artillery Regiment followed by M809 series trucks towing M198 howitzers. .

Lebanese Army M809 series trucks towing M198 howitzers of the 1st Artillery Regiment

Lebanese Army M198 howitzer of the 1st Artillery Regiment

Lebanese Army M1038 HMMWV of the 2nd Artillery Regiment.

Lebanese Army BM-11 MRL mounted on M35A2 trucks of the 2nd Artillery Regiment.

Photo Credits: Chadi RACHID

Mleeta Memorial (1): The Remnants

At a distance of 25km from Sidon , South Lebanon, and at 1050 meters above sea level, in a area overlooking most  of the southern region, was created for about now more than a year a memorial of resistance. The Islamic Resistance in Lebanon, terrorists for some, heroes for others, decided to build “Resistance Tourist Landmark”.

The site is divided into four main parts: The Abyss, The Path, The Weaponry and The Tower. We will emphasis on the Abyss first then the Weaponry.

The Abyss is a place with a vortex shape where war trophies have been put in an artistic manner to represent victory. The vehicles are remnants of the old South Lebanese Army militia in its biggest part.

Some of these vehicles are shown below:

The remains of a Makmat 160mm

An M50 APC, the Soltam M60 160mm mortar doesn't belong to that Sherman but to the Makmat placed next to it.

Another view of the Makmat 160mm

Other views of the same M50 APC

The remains of a Tiran 55

A very realistic Mock up of a Merkava IV

The remains of a Bardehlas

The remains of a Kasman

The remains of an M151A2 MUTT

The remains of an M3 based Half-track

The remains of an M5/M9 based half-track

The remains of an uparmored M809 series based truck.

The remains of an Obusier de 155mm Modèle 50