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Attack on U.S. Embassy in Awkar and Lebanese Army tackle

A gunman launched a light-weapons attack on the U.S. Embassy in the Okar area of Mount Lebanon, before the Lebanese Army was able to wound and stop him.
The Lebanese Armed Forces said the gunman was a Syrian national, firing at the embassy without any injuries, but the army managed to injure him and take him for treatment at a hospital.
For its part, the United States Embassy in Lebanon said: “Light weapon fire is under way near the entrance to the Embassy this morning and the circumstances are being investigated.”
It confirmed that the Embassy’s headquarters and staff were well because of the intervention of the Lebanese Armed Forces and the Embassy’s security team.

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