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Conflict Incident Report

Christian civilians murdered in response to LF checkpoint

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Old Wars, New Wars | January, 1983 to December, 1988
Date of incident: 
September 11, 1983
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Lebanese Forces (LF)

September 11, 1983: Twenty-seven Christians in the mixed Druze-Christian village of Ras al-Metn in the district of Baabda were killed. That same day, 21 Christians, including 3 children, were killed in Maasser Beit Eddine in the Shuf. In the same district, 38 Christians were killed in Shartun, 5 each in Shurit and Deir Dourit; and 34 in Wadi al-Sitt. Before the Christians were murdered in Deir Durit, the LF set up a checkpoint and killed 12 Druze who were passing through.

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