- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 4, 2020

President Trump said Tuesday night after conferring with military advisers that he believes the massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, was an attack on the city.

“It would seem like it, based on the explosion,” Mr. Trump told reporters at the White House. “I met with some of our great generals, and they seem to feel that it was [an attack]. They seem to think it was an attack, it was a bomb of some kind.”

Lebanon’s prime minister said more than 2,700 tons of stored ammonium nitrate exploded in an apparent accident at a warehouse in the city’s port.

The Lebanese Red Cross said the toll was at least 100 dead and more than 4,000 wounded, The Associated Press reported.

• Dave Boyer can be reached at dboyer@washingtontimes.com.

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