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Lebanon

Map of Lebanon
Name: Lebanon
Continent: Asia
Population: 3,700,000
Religion: Muslim 70%; Christian 30%

In the early 1500s the area of Lebanon became part of the Ottoman Empire. After World War I and the breakup of the Ottoman Empire Lebanon became a French Mandate from 1923 until its independence in 1946.

In April 1975 a devasting civil war broken out across the country that lasted until 1991.

On June 6, 1982, Israel invaded Lebanon. The last Israeli troops withdrew from the country on May 24, 2000.

 
Timeline of Events
Date Event
1943
22 November 1943 Lebanon Becomes Independent
1975
 April 1975 Civil war breaks out in Lebanon
1976
 January 1976 Syrian army enters Lebanon
1978
 March 1978 Israeli troops invade Lebanon
1981
17 July 1981 Israeli troops bomb the PLO headquarters in Beirut
1982
6 June 1982 Israel invades Lebanon
1998
24 November 1998 Emile Lahud Becomes President of Lebanon
2000
25 May 2000 Israel withdraws from southern Lebanon

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