78 citizen killed due to Beirut explosion

The number of victims of the two explosions in the port of Beirut has risen to 78, and nearly 4,000 have been injured; North and East Syria officials offered deepest condolences to the families of the victims, hoping that the Lebanese people would overcome this ordeal and difficulties with strength and determination.

Two massive explosions took place yesterday, Tuesday, in the port of Beirut, and the reason is not yet known. According to the latest statistic, about 78 people lost their lives, and injured nearly four thousand.  The Lebanese Supreme Defense Council announced during a meeting on Tuesday evening at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, Beirut, "a disaster city."

In his turn, the Defense Council announced that a high military authority would be assigned responsibility for Beirut's security, and recommended the formation of a crisis management cell, the council formed a commission of inquiry into the Beirut port explosion, stressing "the most severe punishment for those responsible for the two explosions." He also considered that "the presence of 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate in Beirut port is unacceptable."

As US President Donald Trump said, the Beirut Port bombing appeared to be a horrific attack, and that "some generals expect a bomb or some kind of bomb to explode in Beirut."

In a tweet for a member of the PYD's Joint Presidency, Aldar Khalil, Twitter, he offered his condolences to the families of the martyrs and the Lebanese people and wished a speedy recovery to the surgeon. He said: "The tragic explosion that took place in Lebanon calls for standing with Lebanon and its people; our heartfelt condolences to the families of the martyrs and the Lebanese people, our wishes for the speedy recovery of the wounded, and our hope that stability and safety will prevail throughout Lebanon and that the people of Lebanon will overcome these tribulations and difficulties with strength and determination."

In her turn, the head of the Executive Board of the Syrian Democratic Council Elham Ahmad attributed the Lebanese people and said in a tweet: "A painful event in Beirut as a result of the terrible explosion, our condolences for the brotherly Lebanese people. Mercy to the victims, and to the wounded, a speedy recovery."

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