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Conflict Incident Report

Fighting spreads to the North, Beqaa, and Shouf

Associated Timeline/Case: 
The Two-Year War | February, 1975 to December, 1976
Date of incident: 
June 29, 1975 to June 30, 1975
Death toll: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Druze groups
Christian groups

Fighting also spread to other regions in the country, including North Lebanon, between the Sunnis of Tripoli and the Maronites of Zgharta, in Zahleh in the Beqaa, and in the Shuf. In the Beqaa, three people were killed in the clashes.41 In Tripoli, shops and offices owned by Christians were blown up by dynamite, causing Christian families to flee toward Beirut or their mountain villages. In the Shuf, Aley and Upper Metn, acts of violence committed by Druze gunmen against Christians or by Christian gunmen against other Christians affiliated to the NM drove many Christian families to leave the area. These acts included blowing up cars or houses, threats, abductions, and murder.

Primary category: 
Forced Displacement of Population