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The Lebanese army claims to have found more than 140 containers of explosives in the port of Beirut

The Lebanese army assured on Friday that they had found more than 140 containers of explosives during search operations in the port of the capital, Beirut, after the explosions on August 4, in which around 200 people died and around 8,000 were wounded.

Roger Juri, chief of the engineer regiment, said during a meeting led by the country’s president Michel Aoun that the explosives were in 143 containers, some of which had been stored in the port for about 15 years.

He has elaborated that there are 4.35 tonnes of ammonium nitrate among these explosives in the customs department before adding that they have been there since 2004 or 2005, according to the Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star.

The Lebanese army claims to have found more than 140 containers of explosives in the port of Beirut
The Lebanese army claims to have found more than 140 containers of explosives in the port of Beirut

Juri’s testimony comes the day after a spectacular fire broke out in the port area, which Prime Minister-designate Mustafa Adib described as “unjustifiable” during the day.

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