Lebanese president calls urgent defence meeting

Tuesday, 04. August 2020 20:02

Lebanon president Michel Aoun called an urgent defense council meeting regarding the massive explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday. According to the reports, there are hundreds of people wounded and at least ten dead. Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab, therefore, declared a national day of mourning on Wednesday.

Even though some reports might insinuate that explosions happened due to the fact that hangars that were there, held confiscated highly explosive materials, some reports are saying that one of the victims is a Kataeb Party Leader.

The country's parliamentary TV channel reported that Israel denies all possible involvement in the event as well as the Lebanon-based group Hezbollah.

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