Reuters: US military officials question Trump's statements about the Beirut explosion

US Canada
Typography
  • Smaller Small Medium Big Bigger
  • Default Helvetica Segoe Georgia Times

Reuters quoted unnamed US military officials as saying that they do not know where US President Donald Trump obtained his information, which was based on the belief that the explosion that rocked Beirut yesterday was the result of an attack.

Trump said yesterday that US military commanders believed that the explosion was an attack and that it did not look like an explosion at an industrial site.

However, security officials who spoke to Reuters said that preliminary information does not show that the explosion was caused by an attack.

The Lebanese government had said that 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate was present in a warehouse in the Beirut port, causing the huge explosion.