After the attack that left 44 dead, claimed by the Islamic State group, Lebanon observed this Friday a day of national mourning. The yellow Hezbollah flags and those green Shiite Amal movement were hung on the site of the attack while bulldozers were cleaning the street littered with rubble and broken glass. Families were preparing to bury their dead and the country observed a day of national mourning including the closure of public and private schools.
This attack, one of the deadliest since the end of the civil war, occurred in a Hezbollah stronghold Thursday. According to yet a new provisional toll of the Lebanese Red Cross, the attack left 44 dead and 239 injured in a crowded shopping street in the district of Bourj al-Barajné, in the southern suburbs of Beirut, a stronghold of the powerful armed movement.
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