Hezbollah members and affiliates had previously been caught in London and Cyprus with large quantities of ammonium nitrate, the highly explosive compound thought to be the cause of the deadly explosion in Beirut this week, according to a report by British newspaper the Telegraph.
Watch: The closest footage of the devastating blasts that rocked #Beirut a day earlier has emerged, according to live video shot by two Lebanese citizens living in an apartment opposite the port where the explosions erupted.#Lebanonhttps://t.co/9zqOn4zRCR pic.twitter.com/bzMv3Z9XzR— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) August 5, 2020
The Beirut port blast was reportedly caused by 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate. Was it kept there out of negligence or for a reason?— Daniel Schwammenthal (@DSchwammenthal) August 5, 2020
Hezbollah had stached over 3 ton of the compound in London, over 8 tons in Cyprus and used it for the 2012 Burgas bombing.https://t.co/V2fPJncRx5
Hezbollah ammonium nitrate stocks in London, Cyprus
Satellite images released the day after a devastating explosion erupted at #Beirut port show a portion of the land - where a warehouse that housed 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate exploded - carved out due to the sheer force of the blast.https://t.co/8KYzX25cnr pic.twitter.com/U8lQjBOIUA— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) August 6, 2020
Burgas bombing link
Lebanese #Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah explained in a 2016 speech a “nuclear explosion” that could come detonate in #Israel, using a description that matches the #BeirutBlast which shook the capital.https://t.co/Zk8N7zIncv pic.twitter.com/zRjMlTuID3— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) August 5, 2020