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Beirut barracks bombing


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Beirut barracks bombing

  1. 1. Beirut Barracks Bombing By Gabe Gilch
  2. 2. Beirul Barracks Bombing <ul><ul><li>October 23rd 1983 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Two truck bombs crashed into buildings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>housed American and French military soldiers during the Lebanese Civil War </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equivalent to six tons of TNT in the truck bomb </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Largest non-nuclear bomb in history </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Islamic Jihad had claimed the responsibility for the bombing </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Beirut Barracks Bombing <ul><ul><li>299 American and French servicemen were killed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>241 American Service members </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>220 Marine </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>18 Navy </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 Army </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The second hit was against a compound of French peacekeeping force </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Killed 58 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>