Lebanon army resumes eradication of hashish crops


The army resumed eradication of hashish crops in the Bekaa town of Yammouneh after it deployed military reinforcements and helicopters following clashes with hashish growers, National News Agency reported.

Earlier in the day, hashish growers attacked the security forces for destroying their crops and targeted them with B7 mortar shells.

The army is facing other problems in its eradication effort in the Bekaa Valley, one of the world’s leading hashish-producing regions

According to reports the bulldozer owners in the area are refusing to rent out their equipment for eradication operations out of fear they will be targeted by the hashish growers.