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Conflict Incident Report

First forced displacement occurs in Haret el-Ghawarneh/Antelias

Associated Timeline/Case: 
The Two-Year War | February, 1975 to December, 1976
Date of incident: 
December 11, 1975
Death toll: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Kataeb Party
Internal Security Forces (ISF)

After three days of shelling, the Kataeb went into the Muslim-populated neighborhood of Haret al-Ghawarneh-Antelias in Beirut’s northern suburbs and forced its residents to leave. About 150 civilians were expulsed, and ISF trucks transported them to Burj al-Barajneh and other areas in West Beirut. Thirteen bodies were found, two of them charred. This was the first forced displacement of population to occur since war began.