Timeline of the 2008 fighting in Lebanon
The timeline of events in the 2008 fighting in Lebanon is set out below.
May 8, 2008
- 1 Amal fighter, 6 civilians killed
May 9, 2008
In street battles in Beirut one pro-government and two LDP fighters were killed. In street battles in Aley eight people, including seven Hezbollah fighters, are killed. In sporadic clashes in Sidon a man and his wife were killed; and in Bar Elias in the Bekaa Valley a woman was killed also.
May 10, 2008
- 10 SSNP members, 9 pro-government fighters, 2 Hezbollah fighters, 2 soldiers, 2 civilians, 1 Australian citizen killed
A gunman fired on the funeral procession of the government supporter, who was killed the previous day in Beirut, leaving two people dead and several wounded. At least 14 people were killed in northern Lebanon in the town of Halba in clashes between the rival supporters. 10 of the dead were SSNP members, three were government loyalists and one was an Australian citizen who was trying to get information at the SSNP offices about evacuating from the city. Three Hezbollah fighters were attacked in Aley by pro-government Druze fighters leaving two of them dead and the third missing. Two soldiers were killed in fighting east of Beirut. Another person was killed in clashes in Sidon. A woman was killed in heavy street battles in Tripoli late in the evening.
May 11, 2008
- 17 pro-government fighters, 21 Hezbollah fighters, 2 civilians killed
In heavy ground and artillery battles in the mountain town of Chouweifat and surrounding villages 40 people, including 21 Hezbollah and 17 pro-government Druze fighters and two civilians, were killed.
May 12, 2008
- 1 civilian killed
June 17, 2008
- 3 civilians killed
In clashes in the Bekaa Valley three civilians were killed.
June 22, 2008
- 1 policeman, 8 civilians killed
In clashes in Tripoli one policeman and eight civilians were killed.
July 25, 2008
- 1 policeman, 8 civilians killed
In clashes in Tripoli one policeman and eight civilians were killed. Among the dead were two women and a 10-year-old child.
Based on the above-mentioned reports 329 people were reported to have been killed and one is missing.
- Pro-government fighters: 27 killed
- Opposition fighters: 43 killed, 1 missing
- Lebanese Army: 2 killed
- Lebanese police: 2 killed
- Lebanese civilians: 34 killed*
- Foreign civilians: 1 (Australian)
*22 of the 34 were most certainly confirmed to have been civilians, with eight of them women, two children and twelve men.
|Syrian Social Nationalist Party||10|
|Lebanese Democratic Party||2|
|Progressive Socialist Party||17|
|Sources: The Daily Star, Ya Libnan, Alarabiya.net|
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- "Death toll in Lebanon rises to 18 as clashes intensify across country". Daily Star (Lebanon). Retrieved 2008-05-11.
- Hezbollah withdrawing gunmen from Beirut
- Heavy fighting breaks out in north Lebanon
- "Clashes resume in north Lebanon". BBC News. May 12, 2008. Retrieved May 25, 2010.
- Lebanon army gives gunmen deadline to disarm
- Al Jazeera English - News - Fresh Clashes In North Lebanon
- The Peninsula On-line: Qatar's leading English Daily