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Conflict Incident Report

Displacement of around 100,000 people from 86 villages

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Old Wars, New Wars | January, 1983 to December, 1988
Date of incident: 
May 4, 1985
Death toll: 
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May 4, 1985: Around 1,200 refugees were displaced from the Iqlim al-Kharoub and Saida area and fled to the eastern parts of the country, mainly to Jounieh. Around 100,000 people fled from 86 villages. In addition to the killing, destruction of houses and institutions, and forced displacement,the militias also desecrated graves in cemeteries in the villages of Jiyeh, Majdaluna, Jamiliyyeh, and Basri in Iqlim al-Kharoub.

Primary category: 
Forced Displacement of Population