On August 4 in the evening, in the area of the seaport of Beirut near the Lebanese naval base, thundered a powerful explosion. According to preliminary data, more than 100 people died, the number of victims exceeded 4 thousand. The blast wave damaged buildings in the surrounding areas of Beirut within a radius of several kilometers. The building of the Russian diplomatic mission was also damaged. The Executive Secretary of the MIF Damir Mukhetdinov expresses his condolences in connection with the tragic incident:
On behalf of Russian Muslims and myself, I express my deepest condolences in connection with the tragedy that shook the capital of Lebanon. As we know, the states of the Middle East, which once became the cradle of the three great Abrahamic religions, in recent decades, unfortunately, have been engulfed in ruthless and all-destructive military actions. Coupled with the situation of the coronavirus pandemic, which has affected the entire planet this year, what happened on Lebanese soil finds a particularly woeful response in human hearts. The loss of loved ones and injury is truly the hardest test.
I pray to the Lord of the Worlds that he would grant patience to the families of the victims to survive the loss and speedy recovery to the victims, incl. employees of the Russian diplomatic mission. Oh Supreme Creator, rest the souls of the lost and grant them Your merciful forgiveness!
Executive Secretary of the MIF