The Undeclared War

American losses in Lebanon

SEPTEMBER 25, 1982

Two U.N. observers in Beirut are killed when their jeep strikes a land mine.

SEPTEMBER 30, 1982

A Marine is killed defusing a bomb near Beirut airport. He was part of the multinational force newly arrived in Lebanon.

APRIL 18, 1983

The U.S. embassy in Beirut is devastated when a flatbed truck loaded with 2,000 lbs. of explosives blows up, killing 17 Americans.

AUGUST 29, 1983

Two Marines die during a five-hour rocket and mortar barrage by Shi'ite militiamen.


Artillery fire against the U.S. position kills two Marines.

OCTOBER 14-16, 1983

Two more Marines are...

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