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Conflict Incident Report

Artillery shelling on Burj al-Barajneh and Chatila claim 96 lives

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Old Wars, New Wars | January, 1983 to December, 1988
Date of incident: 
May 20, 1985
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May 20, 1985: Fighting went on 21 hours. By the end of the month, between 76 and 96 people had been killed, and 630 were injured from the fighting in Burj al-Barajneh and Chatila. These included summary executions of prisoners, Palestinian civilians, and victims of the artillery shelling.

Primary category: 
Clashes/Armed Conflict