LAF denies news reported on social media pages

Sunday, 09 August 2020

The Army Command - Directorate of Orientation issued the following statement:

Social media pages circulated photographs showing a man in plain clothes opening fire towards protesters, claiming that the alleged shooter is Colonel Jean Ghantous, head of the Security Office in Baabda.

The Army Command would like to deny this allegation altogether and notes that the person seen in the photos is not a member of the LAF. The Army Command points out to the fact that none of the soldiers opened fire with live ammunition towards protesters in downtown Beirut.

The Army Command urges the citizens to abstain from spreading such rumors or getting misled by them, and to resort to the statements issued by the Directorate of Orientation on its official social media pages, its applications and the army official website.