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of atrocities by the wearing parts of the motor, many to grant reported being targeted for the committee. raising concerns of ethnic cleansing and genocide. at least 2000000 people have been displeased and 60000 have fled to sedan. a communications black out continues and humanitarian organizations say more than 5000000 people are in need of aid. 7 if you'll be in here including deborah tim, sy cb hope their work would now be over. but he knows as long as the conflict continues into gray, they'll be more bodies to bury on both sides of the border. he but morgan august era would that helio arg, this is al jazeera, and these are the top stories memorials in lebanon, kennedy and protests on the one year anniversary mocking the by root port explosion . it killed more than $200.00 people. large groups of protest as clashed with security forces near the parliament building,
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as they called for government accountability. dana holder was at the protest in by which the people here are also demanding a new leadership. they do not believe the political class is capable of governing this country any longer, a political class which has been in power for decades. they blame them for destroying their city. they blame them for destroying the economy, and they blame them for failing to build a se. so mrs. outside parliament, dozens of protesters tried to form parliament or angry. they believe that the empty should convene and lift the immunities of a number of members of parliament, were former ministers and who are now suspects in the babe ruth ports bloss investigation. the taliban is warning of more attacks against afghan officials. an explosion shook cobble early on wednesday, near defense facility. it came just hours after a taliban car bomb attack on the defense ministers home. he was unharmed,
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august for 2020 there's been a large explosion in lebanon's capital, bay roof, within the last hour. the not only heard it's adrian celebrities, capital me, reports are so just say that it happens as a vote for me. i was love at 1st away, the glass broke everywhere or. d the with so much is destroyed baby support is in the heart of the capitol along a busy highway and close to densely populated neighborhoods.
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the without warning. what is the largest non nuclear blast in history kills more than 200 people. injured thousands and leaves hundreds of thousands homeless. ah, authority saith the blast was caused by highly exclusive material stored at a warehouse in before. ah, that highly exclusive material was ammonium nitrate at the time authorities promise that transparent investigation. they promised results in 5 days. but it's been a year, and the lead judge in the case has been facing fierce political backlash as he attempts to prosecute some of those beliefs to be responsible for unsafely storing the chemical app support. there are still many questions surrounding the ammonium nitrate and how much of it was inside the warehouse. at the time of the blast.
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the multiple videos that were taken moments before the blast pill part of the story . there was a fire at warehouse twelth at $554.00 p. m minutes before the explosion. the fire brigade received a call from the police 9 fire fighters and a female paramedic immediately responded the short drive to the port would be their last journey on board. she would, it would be the fact that this up, it's been, have been chavez, low over capital. should have been shut up. how does, how does it love it, get out of a box? and then adjust the how the, how do i look for so knowing how to show it,
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how does it come mother alone? i don't have to. michelle michelle, i'm retiring, look, i had a lumber. seca hadn't had an initial fee and had to do their colleagues. they were sent to their almost certain death. they weren't told about the dangers. they weren't prepared and they couldn't protect themselves. some of the firefighters are seen in the photo trying to force open one of the doors of the burning warehouse because no one at the court had the key. ah, that was moment before the explosion. there was a smaller one before a larger glass seconds later. believe to have been caused by the soft pile of ammonium nitrate before and i'm one of my great ken mottled mamma. well then you hear the fuel as miss and all as if and all her daughter alcohol had the most with
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my thought here. last got, it can feel my way, much stating how much time and time and vapors and vapors mom. ammonium nitrate haunted by little hopper in ammonium. nitrate is used as a fertilizer, but it's also a component to make box. the photos that have since emerged showed a disaster and waiting a cocktail of flavor. but materials were unsafely stored together. ammonium nitrate? what not? is it not a direct director? that's not a 100 fish. mother. he figured a law as an author near the ammonium nitrate mechanical trigger hadn't mechanical trigger. it was a billboard canon files. i'm on fire works. you can send you men and not bless. you allow a firework and mechanical trigger. the pressure act up on the ammonium nitrate and
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beheld lucille but what started the fire investigators who have still to find the answer, say, it may be hard to find the trigger. the sight of warehouse 12 was pulverized replaced by a large water filled crater. the lead judge and the case study baton has been looking into 3 possible theories. the 1st is a mistake in the welding process during repair work that was being done to the warehouse. the 2nd is an intentional fire. some have suggested there might have been an attempt to hide evidence of theft. and the 3rd theory is that the explosion
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was caused by a targeted air rocket attack. this was later downplayed following a report by french investigators. in the days and hours before the blast was their work was being done on warehouse 12. they were the 1st of their kind to secure the facility. since the ammonium nitrate was confiscated from mal dove and flagged cargo ship and stored there in 2014 i lebanon's chief prosecutor on our debt gave the order after state security warrant about possible theft, not the potentially explosive material stored there. this photo purportedly shows the syrian laborers who were doing the work, but they don't appear to be taking any free cautions with the materials inside days after the explosion, they were detained along with the owner of the contracting company. there's still
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no proof. they had a role in starting the fire and our belief to have less support and our before. but they're still being held without charge documented surface showing that throughout the years. top officials, politicians, civil servants, military and security officers, knew about the dangerous chemicals and did nothing about it. ah, now me, braxton, the head of the manifest department of support was among those who warned about the potential for disaster. his wife will roar, mammy has documents that show bracks began warning about the ammonium nitrate in 2014, after learning it was being stored in warehouse 12 and the kids inside. out at the oberlin beyond what i want to get at the hazard, it will be out of archie and to show our center about tosh. yeah, i know the what the target it's not me alone. i the lumber fema wed. want to have
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your name, but the coffee there for my wife wants to have to stay my way to stay home 0. yes. the love and chart. how? sorry. what was that? how do i modify ellen and the whole name of food? you have to be mazda must be, but my fuck, and i pick up my number on the, on the, on the can the kid was put, so what or, or says her husband felt compelled to go above his authority to raise the alarm bell. she says he's now paying the price for speaking up. now b brax is being held without charge along with other ports and customs employees and security officers. and i may but so it has that, or i became a put the one of the side mr. leon hire who come was the mckenzie. i'm locked up and heck, i've been heck, my fiance as well, but a doable. i found with the south dash 9 to cut the fellow here, to whom i know i suddenly my love leisure, his. i'm anita in a non cut the seller have to sell my la fleur joseph in
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a day and who would be i'm the dollar a low now mom, but a dollar and casual medic but a kid, but a dollar can come and dollar weeks before the explosion. the now caretaker, prime minister, has done deb and the incumbent president michelle and acknowledge received a letter from state security warning about the presence of ammonium nitrate. they said they referred the case to the relevant authorities. the state security report dated july $22020.00, says there was negligence on the part of the port authorities and various states ministrations in securing the warehouse so that the ammonium nitrate will be stolen or catch fire. it also mentioned the 2016 correspondence between the army command and the customs directorate in which the army to me and suggested offering the ammonium nitrate to a local explosive company or sending it back to the country of origin. it was
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signed by the commander at the time, john was she who was among a number of suspects who could face criminal charges. unfortunately, the army did not take any measures, not in and containing them and nothing taking any measures. we export them below the $137.00 munitions loss that states that the, the force of the army is responsible for them. i assure sophie dean is a lawyer who specializes in export compliance. he has analyzed scores of documents and explains why he believes the shipment was not legal from the start. these are slows as all the nitrate ammonium. they need a lot of administrative process. before thinking of importing them. there's a process by law that should be done before entering them. and what's included in
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this process is the responsibility of the army, the lebanese army that's included in this process. so when they entered, they did not get the approval of the army. they just, you know, adjust, took a decision and unloaded the product inside lebanon to find out how the ammonium nitrate ended up inside warehouse 12. a team of investigative journalists have been digging deeper into its origins. what they discovered is that the shipment involved a network of shadow actors who they say use secretive companies and took advantage of lacks government oversight. and the weaknesses in the maritime shipping industry discovered that this company was, was that it just an address. ok. that usually is used to just the companies that act, that companies should also, to me,
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is an investigative journalist who has been trying to piece together the circumstances that led to the explosion. including the origins of the explosive material. it's believed to have started with a russian vessel called roses, which set sail from the portal, but to me in september 2013. while dr. greece, the crew was told to make an unscheduled stop and bay route to take on extra cargo to be able to pay for passage through the swiss canal. the official, the russian captain boris brokercheck z said the order came for the man who he believed to be the ship's owner. russian businessman, igor, gretsch's skin and you've got that morning. we pulled together an international team of generalists in europe and in the middle east. and just look through public documents and registries we found in the mall, doug registry that the roses was in fact earned by panama corporation.
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that was ultimately owned by a business men in cyprus. and that was being leased by the russian businessman, ego creatures, kim, who had previously been named as the owner of the ship. this photo is purportedly of the supreme businessman shipping magnet cheryl ambrose mon. only his name has been implicated in offshore finance and money laundering activities. he has admitted that one of his companies once owned the roses, the duck ended in june, 2012. then there's the company that organized the shipment of ammonium nitrate. a u. k. registered chemical trading firm called civil row, which purchase the material from georgia and factory by all appearances. so borrow was acting as a show company, which has since been de registered, but it shares the same address as the businesses of 3 syrian nationals,
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george, ha, swanny and brothers. a mad and were $1.40. they've denied legs to subaru, but all 3 have been under sanctions by the us government for aiding the government of syrian president bashar asset. in 2015 medulla who was accused of serving as an intermediary for the government for attempting to procure ammonium nitrate in late 2013 that was with ship in question. with the chemicals on board arise in beirut. pseudo said to me, says he has information that links the owner of the roses, the 3 syrian nationals, and the supreme bank. that bank was called f, b, m e, which was lebanese, owned and based in cyprus. so we had the owner of the ship and athenians, business men of the acting order, the client of the thing bank,
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which is by the way, it closed that. i mean, it's not a bank that you can come in and like to open an account or to take loan or to take a check book of checks or something. no, it's just a close. langley choose the lines in 2014, the us treasury department sanctioned the bank for alleged money laundering and financing terrorists, including the iranian back. lebanese armed group has bhalla and facilitating the purchase of chemical weapons for the syrian government. it went out of business, not long after f b m in the very notorious bank has been connected to multiple corruptions, smuggling sanctions, but in cases around the world, it's something that ad bears further investigation when the ship docked and they report in november 2013, it wasn't able to load heavy cargo because the ship was in
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a state of disrepair. there was a lengthy legal dispute over port fees and debts, which meant the captain and $3.00 crew were held there for nearly a year. that was until the authorities impounded the ship in 2014. this captain and his crew were allowed to leave the details surrounding the ships. true destination still remain a big question. it wasn't until the 4th explosion that journalists discovered shipping records, which indicated the ammonium nitrate was supposed to be delivered to an explosive company in mozambique. but it never arrived because the roses were stuck in beirut . when the company was contacted, it confirmed, it ordered the chemicals from survival, but because it was a convey route, that was the end of the transaction. not everyone buys this. let's be professional . it was not invented for muslim big. that's my,
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that's my view of the shipment. why? because these are international laws. even if you want to some of these for this product to muslim, be there are lots of administrative processes. that doesn't happen. you don't have only a bill of lading. saying that this shipment is going to muslim beek is not enough for this type of shipment to go ahead. another question, journalists are trying to answer is exactly how much of the chemical compound was inside warehouse 12, at the time of the blast government documents and officials say 2750 tons were offloaded from the ship and stored in that hanger on the ship was, was unloaded. there was a document that said that, out of the $1750.00 bag that was unloaded.
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1950 bag, which is that 2000 bags was damaged and they could not be used anymore. last activity we talked to several people who witnessed the whole process. one of them was the driver of the game, one loaded ship. one of them was the owner of the company that was hired by the port authority to unload the ship. they doubt that the amount that was removed from the ship was $2750.00. they said they believe it was much less. i'm all ok. and the 11 of the guys who signed the document that says 1950 bag with damaged he. he said he says it's clearly that he did not count. just sign a paper. this is not unusual given that many state institutions are riddled with corruption. the way the ports operates,
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leaves room for security lapses and theft. more often than not, the equipment used to scan cargo doesn't work. emily and b, b, c dot, fit the data to modify an l. j on the generic. and i'm going to donate one that i'm going to have done to me lick and she has all the elements and them had a whole new thought. well, because anybody was there is little audit and oversight. proper inventories are rarely conducted. i believe those 2000 and phone $1000.00 back to $900.00. they will remove from the ship before it was unloaded. the missing amount was, was removed in one way or another from the ship in an illegal way. of course. would many experts have said, is the size of the blast indicates that the amount of 2750 tons did not explode us
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domestic intelligence agency, the f. b. i and french forensic teams provided some technical assistance in the investigation. and even though their findings have not been made public, it's believed the f b, i concluded, the amount that exploded is 500 times the evidence available, so far, just point to incompetence, bureaucratic ineptitude, and endemic corruption. the perfect groundwork for what some call a man made national catastrophe. me like this. it's very tempting to look for and maintenance simple solution that this was all a big conspiracy and everything. and that was a criminal effort to, to smuggle ammonium nitrate to syria on the evidence we have right now, we can conclude something like that. what we do see was that there was the use of
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a lot of very typical tricks and a used to hide ownership and to make things complex and bury them underneath. behind this might be criminality. it might also be incompetent, and more likely it's a mix of that, sir. in a country where there has been a culture of impunity, the battle for justice has rarely been one of those in the hospital in the mean in the over. i'm a lead the mission of us, it possible dimension, or no, i'm in the higher when the blast happened, lebanon was already a broken country, a state close to collapse, after decades of corruption and mismanagement by a political class, still in power. it that corrupt system that many blame for the failure to respond
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to the threat i'm looking for to know for whom this nitrate came. who kept this nitrate, lebanon, who allowed this nitrate to answer lebanon? who knew about it and kept this nitrates? yeah. i mean we, how we want a whole compute justice. we don't want partial justice. oh, i victims were not beneath their portraits in one of the bailiffs, busiest intersections reminder that justice has yet to be searched tonight. short by the worst piece time disaster in a country with
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