Tripoli Municipality declared the area from Bab Qerqarish to Abu-sitta equestrian field, unsuitable for swimming or fishing activities.

"An analysis conducted by specialized technicians of seawater samples taken from this designated area showed contamination of the seawater with sewage, in all samples analyzed in private and public laboratories," Tripoli Municipal Council said on Facebook.

The municipality explained that a team of environmental sanitation and municipal engineers were assigned to set up signs that show the invalidity of these places for swimming or fishing.