Feb 15, 2022 • 1HR 14M

The Lebanese Civil War: Phase II (1978-1981)

Relations between Syria and the Lebanese Front break down and Israel invades southern Lebanon for the first time in the war.

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Derek Davison
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Continuing our series, we move into the second phase of the Lebanese Civil War. The relationship between the Syrian-led Arab peacekeeping force and Bashir Gemayel’s Lebanese Front quickly breaks down, reshaping the map of the conflict. In southern Lebanon, a PLO terrorist attack draws Israel directly into the conflict for the first time in what’s known …

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