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01 Sep 2020 | 04:30 PM UTC

Lebanon: Gunfire erupts in Khalde September 1

Lebanon News Alert

Gunfire reported in Khalde on September 1; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/1/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/3/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Beirut). COUNTRY/REGION Khalde


Authorities reported that gunfire broke out in the town of Khalde, located south of Beirut, on Tuesday, September 1, prompting a military patrol to be sent to the area. No details on potential casualties have been reported as of Tuesday afternoon.

There have been clashes between Sunni and Shia communities in the area in recent days, with at least two people being killed.

Further incidents are possible in the Khalde area in the near term.


Those in Lebanon are advised to monitor developments and avoid the area of the incident as a precaution.


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