| 3 December 2023, Sunday |

Prisoners set fire inside Zahle Prison

After a number of prisoners set fire inside Zahle Prison, Caretaker Minister of Interior and Municipalities Bassam Mawlawi followed on the developments of the situation, and to this end, he made contact with the Army Commander, General Joseph Aoun, hoping to secure support and protect the prison’s surroundings.

Director General of Civil Defense, Brigadier General Raymond Khattar, called the civil defense to reinforce units working to extinguish the fire and evacuate prisoners from inside the rooms.

Mawlawi also received a call from the Director General of the Internal Security Forces, Major General Imad Othman, who updated him on the latest developments.

Mawlawi assigned the Governor of the Bekaa, Judge Kamal Abu Jaoude, to follow up on this, especially with regard to evacuating prisoners and treating the injured among them.


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