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OSAC Benchmarking Report: Failed Suicide Attack in Beirut
During the late evening hours on Saturday, January 21, a perpetrator equipped with an 4kg, shrapnel-laden suicide vest entered a crowded café in…

Spillover Violence & Insecurity in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley
The Bekaa Valley region of Lebanon, with its sectarian tension between Sunni and Shi’ite militants, lack of road safety, and porous border with the…

Beirut Bank Bomb Underscores Complexity of Security Environment
On June 12, a bomb detonated outside the headquarters of Lebanese BLOM Bank in the central Beirut upscale district of Verdun (see map). Lebanese…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Beirut (Lebanon), Caution in light of recent foiled…
The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to exercise heightened security awareness in light of yesterday’s foiled suicide attack at a café on Hamra…