The lebanese civil war was a complicated affair which involved dozens of factions and saw fighting both between and within political religious groups especially within beirut which was often split between multiple factions. The lebanese civil war arabic.
As of 2012 approximately 76 000 people remain displaced within lebanon.
Beirut map during civil war. Al ḥarb al ahliyyah al libnāniyyah was a multifaceted civil war in lebanon lasting from 1975 to 1990 and resulting in an estimated 120 000 fatalities. I was born and raised far away from the massacres happening in lebanon. الحرب الأهلية اللبنانية romanized.
The lebanese civil war الحرب الأهلية اللبنانية al ḥarb al ahliyyah al libnāniyyah was a multifaceted civil war in lebanon lasting from 1975 to 1990 and resulting in an estimated 120 000 fatalities. Keep in mind that prior to my arrival i relied only on conversations with fellow techs for a historical perspective. Map of the military situation in lebanon in 1983.
My parents like millions of other lebanese people fled the country looking for a better life. It was intended to act as a counter force to the lebanese national movement lnm of kamal jumblatt and others. There was also an exodus of almost one million people from lebanon as a.
As such it is only possible to give an approximate guide on these maps showing only the major factions. Before i proceed with the am embassy beirut visit the reader may benefit from a short historical note on the effect of the lebanese civil war on beirut. The christian lebanese front was a coalition of mainly christian parties formed in 1976 during the lebanese civil war.
The green line was a line of demarcation in beirut lebanon during the lebanese civil war from 1975 to 1990. Lebanese troops in beirut 1982 bottom. It separated the mainly muslim factions in predominantly muslim west beirut from the predominantly christian east beirut controlled by the lebanese front however as the civil war continued it also came to separate sunni from shia at the beginning of the civil war the division was.
45 years ago a horrific civil war broke out in lebanon.