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Deir Ashash killing

The Deir Ashash killing occurred on 10 September 1975, the Christian village of Deir Ashash in the north of Lebanon was attacked, with the slaughter of three very elderly priests and forcing inhabitants from their homes.[1][2]

Throughout the month of September 1975, battles broke out in the north of Lebanon. On September 10, Al Saaka Palestinian-Syrian forces attacked the village of Deir Ashash and killed three priests. All residents had to flee. [3]

See also

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References

  1. Mordechai Nisan (2004) "The Conscience of Lebanon: A Political Biography of Etienne Sakr (Abu-Arz)." p. 158
  2. Syrian Chronicals 1973-1990 TayyarCanada.org. September 10, 1975: El Saaka Syrian forces attacked the village of Deir Ashash, in Northern Lebanon, killing three priests and causing its residents to flee.
  3. Bassil A. Mardelli (2012) "Middle East Perspectives: From Lebanon (1968–1988)." p. 303.

    Throughout the month of September 1975, battles broke out in the north of Lebanon... On September 10, Al Saaka Palestinian-Syrian forces attacked the village of Deir Ashash and killed three priests. All residents had to flee. The next day, they attacked the village of Bait Mallat killing seven and kidnapping ten of its Christian dwellers....

    Al Saaka (or al-Saika, or al-Saeqa) rumored to have been a Syrian Ba'athist tool working against the Lebanese.