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Conflict Incident Report

Fierce clashes claim 70 civilian lives and 50 combatant at Tripoli

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Old Wars, New Wars | January, 1983 to December, 1988
Date of incident: 
September 29, 1985
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 

September 29, 1985: In a particularly fierce round of fighting, at least 50 combatants died. Witnesses recounted that the hospitals were overwhelmed with wounded and dead; the Islamic Hospital wasn’t capable of taking in any more casualties. A security source said at least 70 civilians had been killed and 100 wounded.

Primary category: 
Clashes/Armed Conflict