Lebanon: Container filled with 4 tons of ammonium nitrate found at Beirut port
BREAKING: Lebanese army units operating at Beirut port discovered a container loaded with about 4 tons of ammonium nitrate in bags similar to those that were kept by Hezbollah terrorists in a warehouse to use against Israel and caused the massive explosion last month that killed at least 180 people.
Sources indicated that the Customs Administration at Beirut port was not aware of this container and its content.
The army officers informed the authorities of what they found and took measures to transfer the explosives to another location.
On 4 August at 6:08 pm an entire warehouse with a stockpile of 2,750 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate blew up, with a force so massive that it wrecked several densely populated neighborhoods, killed at least 180 people, wounded over 6,000 and enveloped the city in a pall of grief and misery. Among the dead were 10 firefighters.
Former Israeli Defense Minister MK Bogie Ya’alon told a Saudi newspaper that an explosion in a weapons depot belonging to Hezbollah preceded the explosion in this chemical warehouse.
Ya’alon added that the terror group controls both the Beirut Port and Beirut Airport.