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Conflict Incident Report

2 explosions, one in Damascus Road and one inside the Marble Tower Hotel

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Old Wars, New Wars: January 1983– December 1988
Date of incident: 
December 21, 1983
Death toll: 
16persons
Number of Injured: 
89persons
Actors/Parties Involved: 
French Troops

December 21, 1983: On Damascus Road, near the Faculty of Medicine, in Beirut, 15 civilians were killed and 85 injured by a bomb placed in a truck parked close to French paratroopers. Five minutes later, another bomb in Hamra, West Beirut, exploded inside the Marble Tower Hotel, killing one person and injuring four.

Primary category: 
Explosion
Secondary Category: 
Suicide Bombing/Car Bomb