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Conflict Incident Report

Siege of Zahle

Associated Timeline/Case: 
The Two-Year War: February 1975– December 1976
Date of incident: 
December 20, 1975
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Palestinian Liberation Army (PLA)
Palestinian Groups
Muslim militias

In December new clashes erupted in Zahleh, Tripoli, and Baalbek, including cross-sectarian abductions. On December 20, PLA units entering from Syria to the Beqaa assisted Palestinian and Muslim militias in their siege and bombardment of the Christian city of Zahleh.