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Conflict Incident Report

Kataeb attack on BCD

Associated Timeline/Case: 
The Two-Year War: February 1975– December 1976
Date of incident: 
September 17, 1975
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Kataeb Party

The Kataeb launched an attack downtown. During the attack, the souks were burned and looted by the militias from all sides. Most buildings in the downtown area were burned or destroyed by the bombardments, including a hotel that collapsed, causing numerous victims. Snipers were targeting the Lebanese and Syrian fire brigades, which had been dispatched from Syria to help their Lebanese counterparts, even as they were trying to reach fallen victims.

Primary category: 
Clashes/Armed Conflict