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Conflict Incident Report

Heavy Artillery claims 110 civilian lives in Tripoli

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Old Wars, New Wars | January, 1983 to December, 1988
Date of incident: 
September 16, 1985 to September 19, 1985
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Number of Injured: 

September 16-17, 1985: Heavy artillery, including Grad missiles and RPGs, was used for 40 hours nonstop, with a reported 50 civilians killed and at least 100 injured. By September 19, an estimated 60 civilians were killed and at least 240 injured.

Primary category: 
Heavy Artillery [inc.rocket attacks]