War of the Camps -

Activity Period

جبل لبنان

On 19 May 1985, heavy fighting erupted between Amal Movement and Palestinian camp militias for the control of Sabra and Shatila and Burj el-Barajneh camps in Beirut. Amal was supported by the predominantly Shia Sixth Brigade of the Lebanese Army and by the 87th Infantry Battalion from the predominantly Christian Maronite Eighth Brigade loyal to General Michel Aoun stationed in East Beirut. The battles remained occurring in an on/off manner until finally concluded in July 1988. during that war, hundreds of civilians were injured, kidnapped, and killed.