White House says U.S. tracking explosion in Beirut closely

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a press briefing in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, in Washington, DC on August 4, 2020. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

The Trump administration is closely tracking the deadly explosion in , White House spokeswoman told a news briefing on Tuesday, but she offered no details about the causes of the blast.

Witnesses and security sources in Beirut said the huge explosion near the center of Beirut killed at least 10 people and sent shockwaves across the Lebanese capital.

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