BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army was the first military to defeat ISIS, Czech Foreign Minister said Wednesday, adding that his country may send weapons to support Lebanon in its battle against jihadists.

“I salute Lebanon and its army for what it has shown in its capacity to confront the dangerous attack by the ISIS group,” Minister Lubomir Zaoralek said after meeting Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil in Beirut. “And I can confirm that your army was the first army to defeat [ISIS].”