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Beirut Port Explosion: Delving into the shadows


Three years ago, one of the worst non-nuclear explosions in history devastated the port of Beirut and the surrounding city, claiming the lives of over 200 people, injuring 7,000 others, and devastating 77,000 buildings.

Today, the underlying causes of this tragedy remain largely unexplained.

For the past 3 years, a probe into the blast has been stalled due to numerous complaints filed against investigating Judge Tarek Bitar, notably from officials implicated in his investigation.

But numerous revelations have emerged from journalists, researchers, and scientists who have attempted to address the following questions: Was the ammonium nitrate truly intended for Mozambique? Why did authorities leave it at the port for 6 years? What really caused the explosion?

In this new explainer video, we shed light on the major mysteries of this tragedy, three years after the blast.


Three years ago, one of the worst non-nuclear explosions in history devastated the port of Beirut and the surrounding city, claiming the lives of over 200 people, injuring 7,000 others, and devastating 77,000 buildings.Today, the underlying causes of this tragedy remain largely unexplained. For the past 3 years, a probe into the blast has been stalled due to numerous complaints filed against...