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Conflict Incident Report

Attack on Christians in Akkar

Associated Timeline/Case: 
The Two-Year War | February, 1975 to December, 1976
Date of incident: 
October 9, 1975
Death toll: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
Lebanese Communist Party

In the Akkar, North Lebanon, armed men from the neighboring Muslim village of Funaydiq, with Palestinian members of the PFLP,64 attacked the Christian village of Tel Abbas with RPGs and gunfire, killing at least 15 civilians and kidnapping nine others. They burned the church and 40 houses. A number of the casualties were Greek Orthodox Christians affiliated with the Lebanese Communist Party. As a result of this attack, a new wave of Christians from the north left the Akkar and Tripoli and headed toward Syria.

Primary category: 
Clashes/Armed Conflict