03:03 GMT19 January 2021
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    MOSCOW, January 2 (Sputnik) – At least four Lebanese planes were damaged over the sporadic firing on New Year's Eve in Beirut, media reported.

    The damaged jets belong to Lebanon's Middle East Airlines, the Sky News Arabia broadcaster reported on Friday citing its sources.

    According to Lebanese media, sporadic festive firing took place in multiple cities across the country.

    Earlier on 31 December, social media users shared videos online revealing that, in light of New Year celebrations forbidden in Lebanon due to the coronavirus pandemic, some chose to celebrate 2021 by gunfire.

    ​The NNA news agency also reported that the New Year celebrations resulted in the death of a Syrian refugee in the eastern city of Baalbek due to the injuries sustained firing in the refugee camp.

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