This morning, a powerful explosion ripped through downtown Beirut, killing five including a former cabinet minister and wounding scores.
Live audio of the explosion appears to have been captured during an interview on Future TV, a major Lebanese station founded by assassinated former PM Rafik Hariri. Via Washington Post correspondent Loveday Morris, here’s what it looked like:
The conflict in Syria has begun bleeding into Lebanon, with attacks being carried out on both foes and allies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Here’s a shot of the carnage:
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