Today in Middle Eastern history: the Lebanon War begins (1982)

The 1982-85 Lebanon War is, if you want to take a big-picture view of things, really a phase of the 1975-90 Lebanese Civil War. But as it involves the invasion of Lebanon by the Israeli army and therefore a substantial reordering of the conflict, it’s also perfectly reasonable to treat it as its own affair.

Source: Today in Middle Eastern history: the Lebanon War begins (1982)

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