A general view of Daraya, in Mount Lebanon's Iqlim al-Kharroub, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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Residents of the Iqlim al-Kharroub region protested against the establishment of a landfill in the area Sunday, after news emerged that there are ongoing deliberations on whether to open one there.The waste crisis has taken Lebanon by storm ever since the Naameh landfill was shut down in July 2015 and the government was subsequently unable to find another location to deposit the country's cumulated waste.During a Cabinet session last week, Prime Minister Tammam Salam urged political parties to help find a solution to the seven-month-old crisis, saying that otherwise there was no justification for his government continuing.Salim Hamadeh, an advisor to Arslan, said the party hasn't been officially informed about the establishment a landfill in the area, and continues to oppose the idea.After the closure of the Naameh landfill, trash began to pile on the streets, forcing municipalities to take issues into their own hands.
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