The 2015 storm caused dozens of people to be hospitalised © Press Association Images
The 2015 storm caused dozens of people to be hospitalised © Press Association Images

Extreme dust storm caused by climate not conflict

Will Green is news editor of Supply Management
8 November 2016

An extreme dust storm that closed ports and grounded aircraft across the Middle East last year was not caused by military conflict, a study has concluded.

The storm hit countries including Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Turkey in September 2015, causing scores of people to be hospitalised and leaving a haze over the eastern Mediterranean for days. Two deaths were reported.

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