You are here
Conflict Incident Report
Two suicide attacks targeting U.S troops and French troops claim 303 lives
October 23, 1983: In Beirut, a suicide operation targeted the U.S. Marine barracks—where approximately 300 Marines were staying—with a force equal to 6,800 to 9,500 kilograms of TNT. Some 241 Marines were killed. Twenty seconds later, another suicide bomber killed 58 French paratroopers at the French Drakkar forces, also killing a woman and her three children in a neighboring building.