Beirut Blast Caused By External Interference, Missile Or Bomb Says Lebanon’s President

The President of Lebanon Michel Aoun has suggested that the Beirut blast may have been caused by external interference due to a missile strike or a bomb. Aoun also said that he asked France for satellite images to see if there were warplanes or missiles in the air at the time of the blast.

Beirut Blast Caused By External Interference, Missile Or Bomb Says Lebanon's President
Beirut Blast Caused By External Interference, Missile Or Bomb Says Lebanon’s President

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said Friday there are two possible causes of Tuesday’s explosion that killed nearly 150 people – either negligence or “external intervention” by a missile or bomb.

Aoun also said that he asked France for satellite images to see if there were warplanes or missiles in the air at the time of the blast. This differs from the main narrative of recent days, which focused on investigating Lebanese port and customs officials for negligence.

French police could question witnesses or suspects, said Eric Berot, chief of a unit involved in the investigation. For now, the French team is dividing up zones to cover with their Lebanese counterparts and will use drones to study the area.

As reported by GreatGameIndia earlier, the Port of Beirut has been caught in a covert war brewing in Lebanon for sometime. Commentators on the Levant have long been warning that it could be a flashpoint for the next Lebanon war – that flashpoint is the disputed resource-rich maritime territory known as Block 9.

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