When was the attack on the Marine Barracks in Beirut?

When was the attack on the Marine Barracks in Beirut?

The attacks, which took place amid the sectarian conflict of the extremely damaging Lebanese civil war (1975–90), hastened the removal of the international peacekeeping force from Lebanon in February 1984. An aerial view of the remains of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut following a terrorist bomb attack, 1983.

What was the cause of the 1983 Beirut bombing?

Suspected to be Hezbollah, along with some Iranian and Syrian involvement. On October 23, 1983, two truck bombs struck buildings in Beirut, Lebanon, housing American and French service members of the Multinational Force in Lebanon (MNF), a military peacekeeping operation during the Lebanese Civil War.

What was the name of the Marine base in Beirut?

On July 22, Beirut International Airport (BIA), the headquarters of the U.S. 24th Marine Amphibious Unit (24th MAU), was shelled with Druze mortar and artillery fire, wounding three U.S. Marines and causing the temporary closure of the airport.

When did the PLO retreat from Beirut in 1982?

25 August 1982 – A MNF of approximately 400 French, 800 Italian soldiers and 800 Marines of the 32d Marine Amphibious Unit (MAU) were deployed in Beirut as part of a peacekeeping force to oversee the evacuation of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) guerrillas. 10 September 1982 – The PLO retreats from Beirut under MNF protection.

How is Armored Kill spelled in Battlefield 3?

While the official name is spelled ‘Armored Kill’, a previous poll on Battlelog had it spelled ‘Armoured Kill’, with “Armored” being spelled as it would be in British English. The expansion introduced the game’s first winter map, Alborz Mountains.

When was the 32d MAU redeployed to Beirut?

29 September 1982 – The 32d MAU was redeployed to Beirut (primarily at the BIA) rejoining 2,200 French and Italian MNF troops already in place. 30 October 1982 – The 32d MAU was relieved by the 24th MAU.

How many people died in the 1983 Beirut bombing?

The attack killed 307 people: 241 U.S. and 58 French military personnel, six civilians, and two attackers.