's population is 3,874,050. Their annual military
expenditures are $540.6 million, which is 3.1% (2004) of GDP
. Manpower fit for military service: males
age 18-49 (821,762) and females age 18-49 (865,770) (2005 est.) United Nations Resolution 1559 calls for Hezbollah
to be disarmed and the Lebanese Army to be deployed to southern Lebanon, which has not been implemented. New York Times
, July 23, 2006 The Lebanese armed forces as of August 2004 consisted of 72,100, including 70,000 in the army, 1,000 in the air force
, and 1,100 in the navy
As of 2005 the Lebanese Navy had two French EDIC class LST transport ships of 670 ton displacement, five 38 ton Attacker class coastal patrol craft, two Tracker Mk 2 patrol boats of 31 tons, and twenty-five 6 ton inshore patrol craft. Lebanon has no operational fixed wing military aircraft.
See Lebanese Armed Forces
for Lebanese armed forces equipment and organization.
According to various media, between 1,000 and 1,200 Lebanese civilians are reported dead. Additionally, there were between 1500 and 2500 people wounded, and over 1,000,000 were... Read More