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Conflict Incident Report
Siege of Jiyeh and Damour begins
The Two-Year War | February, 1975 to December, 1976
Date of incident:
January 9, 1976
Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO)
National Movement (NM)
On January 9, 1976, five days after the siege of the Palestinian camps had begun, Palestinian armed groups laid siege to the two Christian towns of Damour and Jiyeh, located on the southern coastal road between Beirut and Saida, an area under the control of the PLO and NM. Militias cut off access to water, supplies, and electricity, and stopped the Lebanese Red Cross from entering to evacuate people wounded from the shelling assaults.
Attacks during the siege of Jiyeh and Damour
On January 16-17, the PLO and NM entered Jiyeh and attacked one of the entry points to Damour, burning houses and killing 40 civilians, the majority...
Attack to empty Damour and Jiyeh
The militias went into Damour and Jiyeh and proceeded to kill entire families, including children, women, and elderly people. Rapes, burning, looting...
Sieges set off clashes in other areas
Forced Displacement of Population
The sieges, which started in January, set off clashes on several fronts across the country, marked by a rise in the number of cross-sectarian...
Chouf / Forced displacement of 1000 people from Jiyeh to Jounieh and Beirut
Chouf / Christian civilians executed in Jiyeh, Alman, and in at least 13 other villages