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Conflict Incident Report

Governor of Tripoli assassinated as violence continues in East Beirut

Associated Timeline/Case: 
The Two-Year War | February, 1975 to December, 1976
Date of incident: 
December 20, 1975
Death toll: 

At least five civilians were killed by sniper fire in various parts of East Beirut. In Tripoli, Gov. (Muhafez) Sheikh Qassem al-Imad was assassinated, causing the situation to deteriorate further. Until December 31, artillery bombardment and religious-based abductions continued from both sides and in many regions.