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Lebanese customs explain the reality of trucks intercepted by Lebanese on their way to Syria

On Sunday, the General Directorate of Customs of Lebanon issued a statement explaining the fact that trucks carrying goods to Syria were intercepted by Lebanese citizens who also burned a number of them.

Lebanese customs explain the reality of trucks intercepted by Lebanese on their way to Syria

“These trucks were transporting food and other assistance to the United Nations and the International Red Cross, as part of the UN Food Programme where they arrived at Beirut port by an international transit to Syria,” the directorate said “the trucks were transported through Lebanese territory by a licensed transport company. It has been weekly done publicly since the beginning of events in Syria.

The Directorate said: Syrian tankers entered Lebanon orderly to beirut port to convey a quantity of plant oils originally received by the Syrian state.

“The trucks intercepted in Tripoli were carrying food aid to Syria and were involved in reaching families affected by the conflict in Syria,” the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said.

Recently, several social media pages showed photos and videos of trucks carrying goods to Syria to be cut off by Lebanese who protested against their passage in Tripoli, claiming they were carrying sugar for smuggling.

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