Lebanon army probes soldier over firing at protesters
23 October 2021 | 8:30 am
The army is investigating a soldier suspected of firing toward protesters during Thursday's deadly clashes over the Beirut blast probe. Meanwhile, families of the blast victims have backed the judge leading the probe.
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