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Conflict Incident Report

The PSP takes control of Bhmandoun

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Old Wars, New Wars | January, 1983 to December, 1988
Date of incident: 
September 4, 1983 to September 5, 1983
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Progressive Socialist Party (PSP)
Palestinian militias

September 4–5, 1983: The PSP, with the support of Palestinian gunmen, took control of the town of Bhmandoun and its surrounding villages, 384 Christians were killed (284 from Bhamdoun al-Dayaa, 30 from Bhamdoun al-Mhatta as well as 70 who were not from these villages originally). Most of their bodies were never found. The town was then open to widespread looting and burning of houses, hotels, and shops.

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