Lebanese civil war
IDF ARMOR חיל השריון-צה"ל
During the First Lebanon War, IDF forces landed from the sea and deployed deep within Lebanon, hoping to surround PLO terrorists in the south. Paratroopers, armored forces and Shayetet 13 participated in the day-long operation. IDF forces landed behind enemy lines and cut off the enemy’s supplies, which led to the collapse of the PLO in the south. The operation was a great success despite the heavy artillery fired upon the ships by the terrorists.
Syrian soldiers overlook 24 February 1987 west Beirut from the "Murr...
Syrian soldiers overlook 24 February 1987 west Beirut from the 'Murr Tower', the unfinished headquarters of the pro-Syria Amal Shi'ite militia. In February 1987, fierce fighting took place in west Beirut between Amal forces and an alliance of the Druze, Murabitoun, Hezbollah and Communist Party militias. Muslim leaders appealed for Syria to intervene to restore order. 22 February about 7,500 Syrian 'pacification' troops were deployed in west Beirut and succeeded in enforcing a cease-fire in ...