Army Remains Deployed

Aug 29, 2020

As of 28 August 2020, the Lebanese army remains deployed in the Beirut suburb of Khaldeh, located approximately 14 km (9 mi) south of the capital, following a night of sectarian unrest. Reports indicate that clashes occurred between a Sunni Muslim group called Arabs of Khaldeh and supporters of the Shiite militant group Hizballah over the display of a Shiite religious banner commemorating the Ashura holiday at a local supermarket. At least two people were killed and 10 others were injured during the fighting; the supermarket reportedly sustained heavy damage.

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