Autonomous Administration declares solidarity with Lebanon

After the violent explosion in Beirut, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria has declared its solidarity with Lebanon and called for all forces to be mobilized to alleviate the suffering of the people.

The number of people killed in the explosion in Beirut has risen to at least a hundred and the number of people injured to about 4,000. At the moment the cause of the deadly explosion is assumed to be an accident in a warehouse where more than 2.750 tons of ammonium nitrate reportedly detonated.

The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria expressed their sympathy and said: "We send our unconditional support to the Lebanese people and express our sincere condolences to the families of those killed and wish the injured a speedy recovery. We hope that Lebanon will overcome this phase and return to security.”

Beirut governor Marwan Abboud told AFP that up to 300,000 were left homeless by the blast while the damage extends over half of city and. Much of the port was also flattened and the cost of damage from tops $3 bn.