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Conflict Incident Report

Clashes resume in the North and the Bekaa

Associated Timeline/Case: 
The Two-Year War | February, 1975 to December, 1976
Date of incident: 
December 31, 1975
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Muslim militias
As-Saiqa (Vanguard of the Popular Liberation War)
Palestinian Liberation Army (PLA)
Muslim groups

In Tripoli, clashes resumed between the Christian militia al-Marada from Zgharta and Sunni Muslim militias from Tripoli. Further north, in the Akkar, Muslim tribes from Funaydiq, with as-Sa`iqa commandos, attacked several Christian (Maronite and Greek Orthodox) villages, killing civilians and burning and looting homes, thereby displacing a population. In the Beqaa, Lebanese Muslim, As Sa`iqa and PLA units were shelling Zahleh, while they were attacking Christian civilians in different towns and villages.