Shooting at the U.S. embassy in Lebanon

Shooting at the U.S. embassy in Lebanon

It is reported that in Beirut, an armed man opened fire on the American Embassy building.

Lebanese Army soldiers on the spot returned fire, wounding the gunman.

Initial reports indicate that the shooter is a Syrian national and has been taken to the hospital.

All streets leading to the embassy have been blocked off. An investigation has been launched.

According to the embassy’s press service, the mission staff is safe; there are no injuries among them.

The building of the diplomatic mission was attacked by a Syrian from ISIS. The Lebanese military reports that they wounded the attacker; he is now in hospital and in custody.

Images of gunfire at the U.S. embassy in Lebanon.

Yesterday, Israel said it was ready for an offensive on Lebanon because of the increased Hezbollah shelling from its territory.