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Lebanon's blast investigator charges former PM Diab, senior security officials

Among those charged are Prosecutor General Ghassan Oweidat, the head of Lebanon's domestic intelligence agency Major General Abbas Ibrahim, former army commander Jean Kahwaji, and other current and former security and judicial officials.
Smoke plume rising after the new collapse of the northern section of the grain silos at the port of Lebanon's capital Beirut, which were previously partly destroyed by the 2020 port explosion. (Photo by DYLAN COLLINS/AFPTV/AFP via Getty Images)

Tarek Bitar, the judge probing the 2020 Beirut blast has dropped bombshell charges, implicating Lebanon's former prime Minister Hassan Diab, and senior security officials in the blast that ravaged the Lebanese capital and left more than 200 killed. 

The charges coming on the heels of an economic collapse in Lebanon prompted more protests on Tuesday. 

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