Troops fire from armored vehicles as Beirut descends into chaos, resembling warzone

Thursday - 14/10/2021 10:41
Armored vehicles have rolled into Beirut as the Lebanese capital descended into chaos, with crowds led by Hezbollah and Amal groups demonstrating against Tarek Bitar, the lead judge of the port blast investigation.
Army soldiers patrol after gunfire erupted, in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021 © REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
Army soldiers patrol after gunfire erupted, in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021 © REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Beirut resembled a warzone on Thursday as the army deployed armored vehicles to a divided area of the city where deadly skirmishes erupted following an attack on a protest. The army declared that the troops would fire at any armed individuals on the capital’s streets. 

The Lebanese army deployed a range of armored vehicles, including tanks and trucks with mounted machine guns. Sources on the ground suggest the troops have moved toward a building from which militants are allegedly based.

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