US Peacekeeper Killed in Lebanon

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1983- US Peacekeeper Killed in Lebanon

Over 200 marines were killed when a truck loaded with explosives crashed into the US Marine compound at Beirut Airport. The Marines, who had been in Beirut as part of a multi-national force to promote peace in Lebanon had after a short stay in Lebanon become a target of Syrian supported extremists. Soon after the bombing US forces withdrew from Lebanon.