A year after the blast, Lebanon fights for its future
A drone image shows a general view of the site of the August 4, 2020 explosion in Beirut's port, after almost a year since the blast. [Imad Creidi / Reuters] (Reuters)
4 Aug 2021
What is left in Lebanon, after 12 months of almost indescribable crisis, is the fight to hold someone – anyone – accountable. There has been a yearlong fight to do just that, but with the economic freefall only getting worse, the paralysis seems to be deepening. Lebanon is no stranger to proxy conflicts, and now the investigation into the blast has become a surrogate fight for the future of Lebanon itself.
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Timour Azhari (@timourazhari), Lebanon correspondent at Thomson Reuters Foundation