Another Heavy Explosion in Lebanon, Now in the South of the Country

A heavy explosion again shakes Lebanon. It took place in the village of Ein Qana, near the southern port city of Sidon.


There are said to be several victims, but there is not much clarity yet. The blast sparked further unrest in Lebanon, more than a month and a half after the capital Beirut was severely destroyed by a massive explosion in the port.

Ein Qana is located in the south of Lebanon, a region where the Shiite movement Hezbollah is powerful in Lebanon. According to various sources, the explosion occurred in a Hezbollah weapons depot.

There are said to have been victims, but there is not much clarity yet.

Hezbollah is a Shia political party and a militant group founded in 1985 during the Lebanese Civil War. Hezbollah can count on the support of Iran.

Part of the movement is politically active and has long been part of the government in Lebanon. Hezbollah also has its own army that is internationally regarded as a terrorist organization.

In early August, a massive explosion in the port of the Lebanese capital Beirut wreaked havoc. Nearly 200 people lost their lives. More than 6,000 others were injured.

That explosion was caused by large amounts of ammonium nitrate, which had been carelessly stored in the harbour for years.

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