US military plane makes first trip to Lebanon’s Riyaq airport

Equipment and supplies were reportedly unloaded from the aircraft, during its time in the airport, which the Lebanese army uses as a helipad. (File Photo: Reuters)

According to Al-Hadath sources, a US military cargo plane landed in Lebanon’s al-Riyaq airport in the Bekaa valley, the landing was a first for the US military.

Equipment and supplies were reportedly unloaded from the aircraft, during its time in the airport, which the Lebanese army uses as a helipad.

There have been earlier reports of the US wanting to establish a military presence at this airport, which could be used for future military operations in Syria.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50
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