Nov 7, 2021 • 1HR 3M
The Lebanese Civil War: Phase I (1975-1977)
Lebanon finally devolves into civil war, triggering a Syrian intervention and a brief ceasefire.
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After an admittedly lengthy delay we look at the first phase of the Lebanese Civil War. A relatively minor clash between hostile militias in Beirut overwhelms the inept Lebanese government and spirals out of control. A series of brutal atrocities ensues until the intervention of Hafez al-Assad’s Syria shakes up the conflict and brings a brief lull in th…
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