Lebanon Travel Guide

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Nahr Al Bared Conflict

Nahr al-Bared is a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon, 16 km from the city of Tripoli. Some 30,000 displaced Palestinians and their descendants live in and around the camp, which was named after the river that runs south of the camp. The camp was established in December 1949 by the League of Red Cross Societies in order to accommodate the Palestinian refugees suffering from the difficult winter conditions in the Beqaa Valley and the suburbs of Tripoli. The Lebanese Army is banned from entering all Palestinian camps under the 1969 Cairo Agreement.

Late in the night of Saturday May 19, 2007, a building was surrounded by Lebanese Internal Security Forces (ISF) in which a group of Fatah al-Islam militants accused of taking part in a bank robbery earlier that day were hiding. The ISF attacked the building early on Sunday May 20, 2007, unleashing a day long battle between the ISF and Fatah al-Islam militants. As a response, members of Fatah al-Islam in Nahr al-Bared Camp attacked an army checkpoint, killing several soldiers in their sleep. The army immediately responded by shelling the camp.

The camp became the center of the fighting between the Lebanese Army and Fatah al-Islam. It sustained heavy shelling while under siege. UNRWA estimates the battle between the army and Islamic militant group Fatah al-Islam destroyed or rendered uninhabitable as much as 85 percent of homes in the camp and ruined infrastructure. The camp’s up to 40,000 residents were forced to flee, many of them sheltering in the already overcrowded Beddawi camp, 10 km south.

At least 169 soldiers, 287 insurgents and 47 civilians were killed in the army’s battle with the al-Qaeda-inspired militants. Funds for the reconstruction of the area have been slow to materialize, and life for the displaced refugees is difficult.


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Lebanon Travel Informations and Lebanon Travel Guide
Lebanon History: Ancient History - Medieval Times - French Mandate & Independence
1948 Arab-Israeli War
- Civil War and Beyond - Cedar Revolution - 2006 Israel-Lebanon Conflict
Nahr al-Bared Conflict - 2008 Internal Strife

Lebanon Etymology - Lebanon Geography & Climate - Lebanon Governorates and Districts - Lebanon Economy
Lebanon Governorates & Districts - Lebanon Economy - Lebanon Government & Politics-
Foreign Relations - Lebanese Military - Lebanon Education: Schools - Higher Education - Lebanon Demographics
Lebanon Culture: Overview - Lebanon National flag - Lebanon Sports - Arts & Literature - Lebanon Music
Lebanon Festivals - Lebanon Movies

Lebanon Tourism
Lebanon Tourist Attractions: Anjar - Baalbeck - Beirut - Beiteddine - Byblos(Jbeil) - Deir El Qamar
Qadisha Valley (Holy Valley) - Sidon (Saida) - The Cedars, Arz Al Rab - Tripoli - Tyre (Sour) - Zahle


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