Video: Gunman takes hostages at bank in Lebanon to get savings | AJ #shorts

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Video from Lebanon’s capital Beirut showed a bank customer who took staff hostage at gunpoint to demand access to his own savings. Banks have faced months of angry protests over withdrawal restrictions they imposed due to the economic crisis.

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In This Story: Lebanon

Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country in the Levant region of Western Asia, and the transcontinental region of the Middle East.

The official language, Arabic, is the most common language spoken by the citizens of Lebanon. Its capital is Beirut.

Lebanon was a founding member of the United Nations in 1945 and is a member of the Arab League (1945), the Non-Aligned Movement (1961), Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (1969), and the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (1973).

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