Published: 2021-10-14 18:42
Last Updated: 2021-10-17 18:02
Thursday, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ambassador Haitham Abu Al Foul, said that the Jordanian Embassy in Lebanon is following up on the situation of Jordanians in Beirut.
Abu Al Foul added in a statement to Roya that the embassy called on Jordanians residing in Lebanon to contact the embassy on the number: 0096181699837, so they can be provided with any assistance.
The Ministry received no complaints or reports of injuries among Jordanians residing in Lebanon, according to the spokesperson.
At least six people were killed and 30 others were injured Thursday in an exchange of fire that coincided with a demonstration by supporters of Hezbollah and the Amal movement against the judicial investigator in the Beirut port explosion case.
AFP correspondents heard heavy gunfire and two explosions in the Tayouneh area of Beirut.
Local media circulated videos showing armed men firing in the streets, amid reports of snipers in the buildings.
The Lebanese army announced that "while protesters were heading to the Adliya area, they were exposed to bursts of fire in the Tayouneh area - Badaro, and the army rushed to cordon off the area.”
The Lebanese army sent reinforcements to the Tayouneh and near the Palace of Justice areas in Beirut, and later announced the closure of surrounding schools and institutions in the Tayouneh area.
Earlier Thursday, dozens of Hezbollah and Amal supporters demonstrated in front of the Palace of Justice in Beirut, rejecting the performance of the judicial investigator in the Beirut port explosion, who has requested to prosecute political and security officials.
The demonstration coincided with the rejection by the Civil Court of Cassation of a lawsuit filed by two former ministers requesting that Bitar be removed from the case, allowing him to resume his investigations.