Lebanon launches Beirut investigation as it awaits verdict over former PM killing

As quest for answers over massive port blast begins, a tribunal is expected announce findings on death of Rafik Hariri (From The Guardian)

Investigators at the scene of the 4 August explosion in Beirut docks.
Investigators at the scene of the 4 August explosion in Beirut docks. Photograph: Thibault Camus/AP

A military judge in Beirut will, on 17 August, start examining a report into the cataclysmic explosion that levelled parts of the city 12 days ago, and determine who might face charges. A day later, five thousand miles away in The Hague, an international tribunal is due to hand down a verdict into a blast that took place 15 years earlier, killing the country’s former prime minister Rafik Hariri and unleashing a generation of havoc, from which it is yet to recover.

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