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1975: Lebanon is plunged into civil war on April 13 after five years of confrontations, often bloody, between Lebanese and Palestinian refugees. The PLO has used refugee camps as bases for guerrilla attacks on Israel, and violence escalates as both sides begin using artillery.

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Teenage Christian militia members during the Lebanese civil war, 1976 [900 × 664]

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Lebanese Civil War: Flash Back to 1982. Details on

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National Geographic, February 1983, Beirut, up from the rubble, photo: Steve McCurry - The Green Line was a line of demarcation in Beirut, Lebanon during the Lebanese Civil War, it separated the East from the West; the appellation refers to the coloration of the foliage that grew because the space was uninhabited. Now, many of the buildings have been rebuilt.

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