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Lebanese army forces petrol stations to sell fuel as crisis worsens

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Chaos gripped petrol stations in crisis-hit Lebanon on Saturday as the Lebanese army and internal security police stepped in to force owners to sell fuel that they had stored to the people. Since the early hours of Saturday, long queues of frustrated motorists formed in front of closed petrol stations all over the country, waiting for hours in vain to fill up. A severe shortage in fuel supplies has forced many bakeries, clinics and businesses to close in Lebanon, which is roiled by a harsh economic crisis. “No one can bear this humiliation against the Lebanese,” complained one protester, who t…

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