Lebanon President Aoun Says Deadly Beirut Blast Could Have Been Missile Attack Or Bomb

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By Najia Houssari

A devastating explosion that destroyed much of Beirut might have been the result of a missile attack or bomb, Lebanese President Michel Aoun said, as the death toll from the blast rose to 154.

More than 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate had been sitting in a port warehouse for six years, but there have been...
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Published on August 9, 2020 -  00:32
Lebanon minister resigns in wake of deadly Beirut blast
Lebanon’s information minister Manal Abdel Samad has resigned as the countrygrapples with the aftermath of the devastating blast that ripped through thecapital and raised public anger to new levels. The resignation comes as angeris mounting against the ruling elite, blamed for the chronic mismanagement andcorruption that is believed to be behind the explosion in a Beirut Portwarehouse.

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