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07 Sep 2020 | 08:37 PM UTC

Lebanon: Gunfire reported in Beirut's Tariq El Jdideh area September 7

Lebanon News Alert

Security forces deployed to Beirut's Tariq El Jdideh area on September 7 following reports of gunfire; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/7/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/9/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Beirut). COUNTRY/REGION Beirut

Event

Lebanese Armed Forces deployed to Beirut's Tariq El Jdideh neighbourhood on Monday evening, September 7, following reports of armed clashes. It was not immediately clear what the clashes were in relation to, although some sources have suggested that it may have been a family dispute. There were no immediate reports of casualties. Images on social media show armed personnel and vehicles in the area.

A heightened security presence is to be anticipated in the area in the near term, and further clashes cannot be ruled out. 

Advice

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

 

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