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Conflict Incident Report

660 people killed in the month of January, 500 of whom victims of the Amal-Hezbollah war

Associated Timeline/Case: 
The End of the War | January, 1989 to October, 1990
Date of incident: 
January 1, 1989 to February 8, 1989
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Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Resistance Regiments (AMAL)

January 1989: Fighting concentrated in Beirut’s southern suburbs reached Iqlim al-Tuffah. On February 1, Reuters’ monthly report said the death toll was the highest ever recorded in one month’s time, with 660 people killed, 500 of whom victims of the Amal-Hezbollah war. While this figure did not specify the number of civilians, on February 8, Amal announced that 25 of its fighters had been killed, and Hezbollah announced that 30 fighters were killed.

Primary category: 
Clashes/Armed Conflict