U.S. generals believe a bomb was the cause of the blast in Beirut
WASHIMGTON, (BM) – According to American generals, a bomb was detonated in Beirut as a result of the attack, US President Donald Trump said on August 4 at a White House briefing, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
“Well it would seem like it based on the explosion. I met with some of out great generals and they just seemed to feel” like it was an “attack”, Trump told reporters.
“The United States stands ready to assist Lebanon,” Trump said at a White House briefing of Tuesday’s explosion, which killed at least 78 people and injured thousands. “It looks like a terrible attack.”
US officials say unclear where Trump received his information on the Lebanon explosion and calling it an “attack”, but initial information does not appear to suggest it being an attack and it tracks closer to statements by Lebanese officials.
Dozens were killed and hundreds injured in an explosion at a port in Beirut, Lebanon on August 4. According to initial information spread among the media, this is a warehouse with fireworks.
BulgarianMilitary.com analysts drew attention to several indisputable facts: the explosion itself demolished one or two buildings, and the shock wave destroyed the roofs of neighboring buildings. Analysts suggest that we are talking about an ammunition depot, including TNT.
At the same time the Director General of the Lebanese Customs, Badri Daher for Al-Mayadeen: “Tons of nitrate exploded at Beirut Port” The statement of the Lebanese representative may be true, after our readers noticed that nitrogen compounds burn with red smoke, as it was during the explosion.
Sources to LBCI confirmed the idea of nitrate explosion. “The Beirut explosion caused by highly explosive sodium nitrate confiscated from a ship more than a year ago and were placed in one of the warehouses located in the port”
The explosion at the port of Beirut damaged the facade of the Russian embassy. The distance between the epicenter of the explosion and the Russian embassy in Beirut is 2.1 km. This was announced by RIA Novosti with reference to a representative of the diplomatic mission.
According to the Lebanese TV channel LBC, the country’s Minister of Health Hamad Hassan said that the scale of the damage is significant, and the number of injured is very large. He instructed all hospitals in Beirut to receive victims of the explosion without delay.
The Governor of Beirut, Marwan Abboud, arrived at the scene of the explosion in the port, after the connection with the fire brigade was lost, which was extinguishing the burning warehouse in the port.
Local TV channels reported that the authorities ruled out a terrorist attack.
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