SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 1 October 2022, Saturday |

Armed gang in Bekaa threatening the farmers’ livelihoods

The National News Agency reported that an armed gang located on the borders are using their weapons to steal agricultural lands in the Qaa Valley, threatening the farmers’ livelihoods and properties.

This morning, “Elias Khalil Al-Tom Project” was subjected to armed robbery by 20 armed men, who stole solar panels, pesticides, chemical fertilizers, nitrates, an agricultural tractor, a water tank and cash money, and the total thefts amounted to approximately $150,000.

The mayor of Al-Qaa Municipality, Lawyer Bashir Mutran announced that “the armed gang may have crossed the Lebanese-Syrian border,” calling on “the army, the security services, the region’s representatives, municipalities, and all those concerned about people’s livelihoods, to move quickly and firmly to return the stolen items to their owners, arrest the gangs, and put her in prisons.”

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  • Sawt Beirut International