France calls for Lebanon ‘de-escalation’ after Beirut deaths

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France on Thursday expressed concern over the deadly unrest that erupted in Lebanon over the investigation into last year’s Beirut port explosion and urged all parties to calm the situation. “France is deeply concerned over the recent hindering of the smooth running of the investigation… and the violence that has occurred in this context. France calls on all parties to bring about a de-escalation,” the foreign ministry said in a statement. According to the authorities, at least five people were killed on Thursday, according to AP. All of them by gunfire, per AFP. The shots erupted when a dem…

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