Lebanese Army Arrests Gunman After Attack On US Embassy In Beirut

Diana E.

The Lebanese army has arrested a gunman who opened fire on the US Embassy in Beirut after he was injured in the return fire.

Witnesses reported that the gunfight lasted nearly half an hour, and the Lebanese Army cordoned off the area around the US embassy in Awkar this morning after it came under gunfire attack by assailants.

 

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The attack occurred on Wednesday morning and was carried out by a Syrian national, according to the Lebanese military.

The assailant, who was wounded during the exchange with soldiers, was arrested and taken to the hospital. In a statement on X, the army confirmed the attacker was a Syrian national and that an investigation is underway.

 

The US Embassy confirmed that the attack at the embassy entrance did not result in any casualties among their staff. They praised the quick response from Lebanese troops and embassy security.

It added, “Investigations are underway, and we are in close contact with the host country’s law enforcement.”

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