The operation in Antioch came as US media reports said a 63-year-old "person of interest" had been identified in connection with the explosion, which came from a parked motorhome that blared a warning minutes before it blew up.
Singapore-flagged BW Rhine says all 22 sailors on board have escaped without injury as shipping company blames blast on “an external source”.
The gutted silos, which had a storage capacity of more than 100,000 tonnes, have become emblematic of the catastrophic port blast, which took place on August 4 and has been widely blamed on government negligence.
Lebanon's last government resigned in the aftermath of the colossal blast in Beirut port on August 4 that killed nearly 200 people, wounded thousands and ravaged swathes of the capital.
Afghanistan Vice President Amrullah Saleh was on his way to work on when the attack on his convoy took place.
France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says Lebanon is at risk of 'disappearing' urging the implementation of crucial reforms.
25,000 tons of ammonia gas is stored at the port east of the capital Tripoli, which witnessed the use of rocket-propelled grenades in clashes between two factions of forces loyal to warlord Haftar, according to Mustafa Sanallah.
An FBI team is taking part in the investigation into the massive August 4 explosion at the invitation of Lebanese authorities.
The US supports Israel's demands for expanding the peacekeeping mission's mandate in southern Lebanon, however, most security council members back a continuation of its current mandate.
UNICEF says three children among the dead in Beirut blast and at least 31 others hurt seriously. As many as 100,000 children were displaced from their homes, according to Save the Children, with many of them traumatised.
UN food agency “very, very concerned” that Lebanon could run out of bread in less than three weeks as 85 percent of the country’s grain comes through Beirut’s devastated port
No one claimed responsibility for the attack which was carried out with an explosives-laden motorcycle, killing at least five people and wounding 10 others.
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