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List Of Lebanese Civil War Battles

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List of every major Lebanese Civil War battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Lebanese Civil War battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Lebanese Civil War, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Lebanese Civil War list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Lebanese Civil War battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

List features battles like South Lebanon conflict (1982–2000), Black Saturday and more!
  • 1

    Battle of the Hotels

    The Battle of the Hotels, also known as the “Hotel front”, was a subconflict within the 1975-77 phase of the Lebanese Civil War which occurred in the Minet-el-Hosn hotel district of downtown Beirut. This area was one of the first fronts of the war that opened up in 1975. The battle was the first truly large-scale confrontation between the Christian-conservative Lebanese Front and the Leftist-Muslim Lebanese National Movement militias and PLO fighters. The battle was fought for the possession of a small hotel complex adjacent to the gilded Corniche seafront area on the Mediterranean, in the north-western corner of the downtown district of Beirut. It quickly spread to other areas of central... more on Wikipedia
    • Locations: Beirut, Lebanon
    • Part of: Lebanese Civil War
  • 2

    Battle of Zahleh

    The Battle of Zahle took place during the Lebanese Civil War, between December 1980 and June 1981. During the seven-month period, the city of Zahle endured a handful of political and military setbacks. The opposing key players were on the one side, the LF aided by Zahlawi townspeople, and on the other side, the Syrian Army Forces also known as ADF Arab Deterrent Force, aided by some PLO factions. Demographically, Zahleh is one of the largest predominantly Christian towns in Lebanon. Adjacent to the town's outskirts, the Bekaa valley, spanning the length of the Syrian borders. Given Zahle's close proximity to the Bekaa Valley, the Syrian Army Forces feared a potential alliance between Israel... more on Wikipedia
    • Locations: Zahlé, Zahlé District, Lebanon
    • Part of: Lebanese Civil War
  • 3

    Black Saturday

    Black Saturday was a series of massacres and armed clashes in Beirut, that occurred in the first stages of the Lebanese Civil War. On 6 December 1975, the bodies of four members of the rightist Kataeb Party, an organization grouping primarily Maronite Christians, were found in an abandoned car outside the state-owned power plant in Christian-dominated East Beirut. The Phalange's militiamen in the city went into a frenzied rage, blaming the killings on the Lebanese National Movement, dominated by leftist Muslims and Palestinians. Phalange forces attacked Muslims throughout Christian-dominated East Beirut, indiscriminately firing into crowds. Tens or hundreds of Muslim hostages were snatched... more on Wikipedia
    • Locations: Beirut, Lebanon
    • Part of: The Troubles, Lebanese Civil War
  • 4

    Safra massacre

    Safra massacre is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List Of Lebanese Civil War Battles
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    The Safra massacre, or Day of the Long Knives, occurred in the coastal town of Safra on 7 July 1980, during the Lebanese civil war, as part of Bashir Gemayel's effort to consolidate all the Christian fighters under his leadership in the Lebanese Forces. The Phalangist forces launched a surprise attack on the Tigers, a 500-man militia that was the armed force of the National Liberal Party of former Lebanese President Camille Chamoun. The attack was supposed to be conducted at around 4:00 a.m., but in order to spare the life of Camille's son and commander of the Tigers Dany Chamoun, the attack was postponed to 10:00 a.m. to make sure that Dany left for Fakra. The attack claimed the lives of... more on Wikipedia
    • Locations: Lebanon
    • Part of: Lebanese Civil War
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