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Lebanon's President Vows Justice for Beirut Port Victims

  • Beirut port area affected by the blasts, 2022.

    Beirut port area affected by the blasts, 2022. | Photo: Twitter/ @The_NewArab

Published 4 August 2022

On Aug. 4, 2020, the Beirut port was rocked by two big explosions, killing over 200 people and wounding over 6,000 others. So far, what happened has not been clarified.

On Thuesday, Lebanese President Michel Aoun reiterated his commitment to achieving justice for the victims of the explosions that rocked the Beirut port in 2020.


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"I assure the families of the victims that I am committed to achieving justice by revealing the complete truth through an impartial judicial process away from any fraud, discretion or injustice, to hold accountable all those who are involved, because no one is above the law," Aoun said on the second anniversary of the tragic explosions.

Prime Minister Najib Mikati wishes the souls of the victims rest in peace and the hearts of their loved ones be soothed. "We will not reach justice without punishing the criminals ... There will be no resurrection for Lebanon without complete justice, no matter how long it takes," he said.

The families of the port blasts' victims held on Thursday a march in memory of their lost loved ones, demanding authorities continue investigations into the blasts.

The Beirut port was rocked by two big explosions on Aug. 4, 2020, killing over 200 people and wounding more than 6,000 others. The blasts destroyed a big part of the city and had negative repercussions on the country's economy. 

The remains of the Beirut port's silos, which have become an international symbol of the explosion, suffered a partial collapse again this Thursday, when hundreds of people were approaching the area to remember the victims of the tragedy.

Shortly before 5:00 p.m. local time, three marches that started in different parts of the city were heading towards the port. The collapse of the remains of the facilities raised a dust cloud that could be seen tens of meters away.

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