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Conflict Incident Report

The PLO responds to Amal’s shelling of the Chatila and Burj al-Barajneh, by shelling West Beirut

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Old Wars, New Wars | January, 1983 to December, 1988
Date of incident: 
December 13, 1986
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Resistance Regiments (AMAL)
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO)

December 13, 1986: Amal’s shelling of the Chatila and Burj al-Barajneh killed 20 people and wounded 70. Newspaper reports mention that Amal had destroyed 90 percent of Chatila. PFLP and PLO militia based in ‘Aley were bombing Beirut’s southern suburbs, killing 20 people and wounding 70.

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