Chemical stockpile that caused Beirut blast 'shipped by business with ties to ...

Chemical stockpile that caused Beirut explosion 'was shipped by business with ties to figures linked to Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad' Three figures with ties to the Syrian regime shared London office with Savaro Ltd Savaro reportedly purchased 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that blew up George Haswani and Imad and Mudalal Khuri are Syrian-Russian nationals They have all been sanctioned by US Treasury for working with Assad regime 

By Jack Elsom For Mailonline

Published: 10:21 GMT, 16 January 2021 | Updated: 10:31 GMT, 16 January 2021

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An investigation into the blast that laid waste to Beirut has uncovered links between Bashar al-Assad and the firm which shipped the chemicals that exploded. 

Three figures with strong ties to the Syrian government were found to have shared a London office with Savaro Ltd, which reportedly purchased the 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that blew up in the Lebanese capital last August.

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George Haswani and brothers Imad and Mudalal Khuri are Syrian-Russian nationals who have helped Assad consolidate power in the war-afflicted country. 

Their ties to the ammonium nitrate, which were drawn in a documentary seen by the Guardian, supposedly fuels suspicions the flammable cargo was always meant for the port of Beirut and not Mozambique, which was listed at its destination.

Beirut is still rebuilding from the wreckage of the blast, which killed more than 200 people and razed buildings (pictured the day after the explosion)

Beirut is still rebuilding from the wreckage of the blast, which killed more than 200 people and razed buildings (pictured the day after the explosion)

An investigation into the blast that laid waste to Beirut has uncovered links between Bashar al-Assad (pictured) and the firm which shipped the chemicals that exploded

An investigation into the blast that laid waste to Beirut has uncovered links between Bashar al-Assad (pictured) and the firm which shipped the chemicals that exploded

Haswani, Imad and Mudalal

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