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Conflict Incident Report

Clashes between PLO and Kataeb near Tal el-Zaatar and Dekwaneh

Associated Timeline/Case: 
The Two-Year War | February, 1975 to December, 1976
Date of incident: 
May 18, 1975 to May 20, 1975
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Kataeb Party
Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO)

Clashes broke out between PLO fighters from the camps of Tel al-Zaatar and Jisr al-Basha and the Kataeb in the area of Dekwaneh. On the 20th, the clashes spread to other areas, now between Christian militias and Shi'a Lebanese supported by Palestinian fighters in the Shi'a-populated areas such as Chiyah and Nabaa.

Primary category: 
Clashes/Armed Conflict