Lebanese security forces seize fresh ammonium nitrate find

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Lebanese security forces seized several tonnes of ammonium nitrate in the country’s Bekaa region on Friday, in the third such operation announced in weeks. The State Security agency raided a storage unit in the Western Bekaa village of Haouch El Harimeh where it found 20 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, according to local media. Samples were taken to be examined in a laboratory to check the levels of nitrogen in them. No further details were given. While the chemical compound is predominantly used in agriculture as a high nitrogen fertiliser, it is sometimes an ingredient in the manufacture of expl…

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