Three US Air Force cargo planes landed at
The shipments, promised months ago but rushed after fighting erupted between the army and Fatah Al Islam on May 20, arrived as Lebanese soldiers beefed up their positions around Nahr Al Bared camp, the militants' main base.
Fatah Al Islam has claimed to have over 500 fighters with automatic weapons, mortars and rocket-propelled grenades, inside the camp.
Prime Minister Siniora rejected opposition criticism over
The militant Fatah Al Islam group, which has vowed to fight to the death, said in a statement the
"If they use unconventional weapons against us, we will respond with unconventional attacks everywhere," said the statement, read by the group's spokesman Abu Salim Taha.
A Lebanese military spokesman said he had no reaction to "these false allegations which are not worth commenting on".
Later, a purported leader of Fatah Al Islam issued a new threat in videotaped message carried on Al Jazeera television.
The group would fight "the Jews, the Americans and their loyalists", Shaker Al Abssi said, referring to Lebanese leaders. Agencies via Gulfnews