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Conflict Incident Report

Syrian Army continues shelling West Beirut

Associated Timeline/Case: 
The Two-Year War: February 1975– December 1976
Date of incident: 
June 9, 1976 to June 10, 1976
Death toll: 
78persons
Number of Injured: 
147persons
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Syrian Armed Forces

The Syrian Army heavily shelled residential areas in West Beirut (namely Sanayeh and Hamra) and the Palestinian camps, at a rate of one bomb every six minutes. At least 78 people were killed, 147 wounded, and 12 bodies were found in downtown Beirut.

Primary category: 
Bombardment