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Conflict Incident Report

Kataeb take control of Port of Beirut

Associated Timeline/Case: 
The Two-Year War: February 1975– December 1976
Date of incident: 
April 12, 1976
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Kataeb Party
Al-Murabitoun (Independent Nasserist Movement)

Meanwhile, in downtown Beirut, fighting between the Kataeb and Murabitun was ongoing. Widespread looting of banks and hotels took place. The Kataeb took control of the Beirut port and, during the course of several weeks, systematically looted it to generate revenues.