A fisherman in Sidon, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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However, the fishermen said the same rivers and the sea's strong waves had carried trash from the informal waste dumps near the southern city of Jiyyeh and the coastal dump near Sidon's sorting plant and deposited it in the fishing grounds.Saudi said currents had swept the trash toward Sidon, dismissing claims that the garbage was from the city's growing seafront garbage mountain.Khaled Akra, another local fisherman, was seen returning to the port with trash weighing down his small vessel. He said the day had been a "serious loss," as he had torn his nets on the waste in the water.
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