The Lebanese Army announced on Saturday that its units had started raiding gas stations storing fuel and confiscating their reserves.
Closed gas stations across Lebanon reopened after the announcement, which was accompanied by photos and videos of soldiers confiscating and distributing gasoline and diesel fuel.
The army later said that its units were raiding gas stations in the Bcharri area and forcing them to open after checking their reserves.
In a follow-up statement, the Lebanese Army encouraged people to report any closed gas station that is storing gasoline or diesel fuel across Lebanon by calling 117.
Additionally, anyone who sells fuel on the black market should be reported through the same hotline.
Since the initial announcement was made, the army has forced numerous gas stations to reopen and refuel cars.
The move caused #Lebanese_Army to become the top-trending hashtag on Twitter in Lebanon, with many people using it to celebrate the decision and praise the military institution for cracking down on monopolizers and black-market sellers.
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