The Committee of Support for the Lebanese in Enforced Exile in Israel

Coordinator: Claude Hajjar

January 2007



From 1975 to 2005, Lebanon totally lost her Prosperity, Stability, Sovereignty, Independence and Freedom.

The pattern of harassment, kidnappings and assassinations by PLO operatives and Syrians in Palestinian uniforms had been ongoing since the mid-1960s, when the PLO was founded, long before the events of 1968-1969 and 1975.

Prior to the founding of the PLO, Syria's rejection of Lebanon's right to exist caused it to interfere in Lebanese affairs whenever it could: when on September 12, 1957 and May 3-8, 1958, a contingent of Internal Security Forces (ISF) was attacked and its members killed in Deir El Ashayer; when 200 Syrian soldiers attacked and occupied the village of Kfarchouba, in south Lebanon, killing the villagers and an officer; and when 5 customs officers were assassinated in cold blood at Masnaa, the crossing point at the Lebanese-Syrian border.

From June to December 1958, the Lebanese Army lost 35 soldiers.

Since that period, Palestinians/Syrians/ and later Syrian/Iranian organizations kidnapped, tortured, massacred, assassinated, slaughtered, raped and booby-trapped hundreds of innocent civilians, members of clergy, and Lebanese Army soldiers in the South, and all the areas of Lebanon.

In the South, they attacked the villages of Jezzine, Kfarfalouss, Naqura, Bint Jbeil, Marjaayoun, Qoleiaa, Hasbaya, Debil, Deir Mimass, Ain El Mir, Roum, Anan, Shuwaya, Labaa, Rmeish, Kfarhouna, Aramta, Rihane, Ain Ebel, Beit Lif, Tebnine, Bkassine, Aytoula, El Taybeh, Sabbah, Houla, and in other regions of the South. They burned down and razed to the ground houses, churches, schools, the only two available hospitals, and entire villages, to occupy the remaining (8%) of Lebanese territory that was still free in 2000 from the Syrian/Palestinian/Iranian occupation. The goal was to undermine the state of lull between Lebanon and Israel, forcing Lebanon to remain until this day the only active war front against Israel under their unique control - from Fatahland to Hezbolland.

An Officer of the South Lebanese Army reported to the media that between 1978 and 2000, 621 SLA soldiers and 200 southern civilians were killed and assassinated - a total of 821 fatalities - while 230 soldiers and 80 civilians, a combined figure of 310, were maimed. It was later confirmed that between the first attack and 2000, the overall number of victims was indeed 1630 persons.



The Lebanese Army units, known as the SLA (South Lebanese Army), were officially dispatched to the South in 1976 and were composed of a nucleus of 600 regular Lebanese Army soldiers. They were cut off from the central government of Beirut by the PLO and by renegade units of the Lebanese Army called "The Arab Army of Lebanon" under the command of the deserter Lieutenant Ahmed Al Khatib. However, the South Lebanese Army remained on the payroll of the Lebanese Army at Yarzé and of the government until May 2000.

When the Syrians completed the takeover of the country in 1990, the SLA remained loyal to the pledge of defending their country for decades, even after their own government that was under Syrian control branded them as the enemy.

The Beirut Government officially designated and included over the years the Commanding officers Saad Haddad, Sami Chidiac, and Antoine Lahad (unofficially designated-see below), and appointed the Officers Sharbel Barakat, Samir El Hajj, Eid Eid, Adnan El Homsi, George Zaatar, Rizkallah El Fehaily, Hanna El Hajj and others, to assist them in the South.

The number of soldiers was 3000 and even reached up to 5000, at the peak of their history. The inhabitants of the region joined the South Lebanese Army to defend their regions against Syro/Palestino/Iranian invasions, in the way that the inhabitants of Beirut in 1989 joined PM General Aoun and his Army in defending their regions in the War of Liberation.

In 1976, the South Lebanese Army was known by its first name as The Army of the Free Lebanon (Jeysh Lebnaan el Horr).

The Command of the Lebanese Army in Yarzé under its Army Commander-in-Chief General Hanna Said and the Ministry of Defense issued a military communiqué in 1976, assigning Major Saad Haddad to the Command of the South Lebanon Army. They appointed him Commander of the Division of Al Qoleiaa (Qaed Qatibet al Qoleiaa) and the villages of Qoleiaa, Bourj El Moulouq, Qawqaba, Rmeich, Debil, Ain Ebel and Jdeidet Marjaayoun. The military missions assigned to that command included the command functions:

Major Saad Haddad was also the Government’s official representative regarding all diplomatic contacts with the United Nations’ envoys in the South.

Between 1979 and 1982, the Syrians pressured President Elias Sarkis and Prime Minister Selim Hoss to charge Major Saad Haddad and the SLA with high treason, starting by cutting off their pay. The pressure became even more intense with the attempt to replace the South Lebanon Army by a Lebanese Army division called Qawqaba, operating under Syrian control. Ever more so, Major Saad Haddad rejected any collaboration with the Syrian Regime.

Kurt Waldheim, Secretary General of the United Nations and General Erskin, Commander of the UNIFIL, who were asked by the Lebanese Government to keep official contacts ongoing with Major Saad Haddad, publicly criticized the Government for its contradictory and ambiguous position towards Major Saad Haddad’s legitimacy.

After General Hanna Said’s departure, the Army Commander-in-Chief General Victor Khoury signed and addressed an official military communiqué (Muzzaqaret El Khedme El Rasmiyeh) to Major Saad Haddad in order to validate and confirm the continuity of his functions in the South. All official correspondence between them was formulated as follows: “From the Army Commander-in-Chief General Victor Khoury to Commander of Al Sharqi Division, Major Saad Haddad…”

After the death of Major Saad Haddad in January 1984 the Command of the Lebanese Army of Yarzé, along with (former) President Camille Chamoun’s support, informally selected retired General Antoine Lahad as Commander of the South Lebanon Army. They assigned General Lahad to fill in the gap until United Nations’ Resolutions 425 and 520, related to the redeployment of the Lebanese Army in the South and all Lebanese territory, were implemented.

The Command of the Army paid the SLA’s salaries from 1976 to 2000, with the exception of the years 1979 to 1982 (the Hoss-Sarkis period), though the Commander of the ISF refused to block the payments.

Moreover, whenever the roads between Marjaayoun and Beirut were inaccessible and other means of transportation were quite impossible for allocating SLA’s wages and logistic supplies, the officer in charge, assigned by the Command of the Army of Yarzé, would reach Marjaayoun by sea through the port of Haifa in Israel.

Following Presidential advice, the South Lebanon Army opened the road to Israel for the sole purpose of survival and humanitarian needs (lack of hospitals, starvation, illnesses….) and in no case for purposes of collaboration.

President Sleiman Franjiyeh gave the instruction and the right to use the only open door to Israel. He had no other alternative: either to leave the Southerners to die and succumb to diseases, injuries, starvation…or to save them, allowing them to access Israel’s borders. President Franjiyeh based his conscious choice solely on a principled perspective.

President Camille Chamoun encouraged and publicly congratulated the bravery of the South Lebanon Army through its Commander: “Thanks to Major Saad Haddad and his Army, the South will not face the same destiny as other regions like Damour, Jiyyeh, Saaidiyet did…Genocide and total Exile…”

President Chamoun clarified to the press and corrected General Erskin’s distorted declaration of facts and said, “There is a deformation of the truth from sources coming from General Erskin. We do not have in the border region of the South militias from the Christian right-wing and Phalangists. There is very simply a strong unit of the Lebanese Army, which includes approximately 600 men commanded by two officers of value, Commanders Haddad and Chidiac. This unit was helped out in its efforts by volunteers from the region; it faced during many months several Palestinian assaults and saved from massacres and destruction entire villages, such as Marjaayoun, Qoleiaa, Ain Ebel, Rmeish, etc…”

In fact, the SLA included over time Lebanese soldiers from the various communities – Christians, Druzes, and Shiites – thereby reflecting the comprehensive character of the single Lebanese nationality.

Later, the Ambassador of the United States, Mr. Parker, after his meeting with Sarkis-Hoss, approached the issue with President Chamoun of the government sending new Army units to the South. Chamoun replied with the same arguments:”The Government has decided to send Lebanese manpower at its risks and perils…for us, there already exists an Army unit that is purely Lebanese, commanded by Major Haddad. His presence saved the Christian villages of the frontier zones from massacre. Otherwise, they would have experienced the fate of Damour and Aishiyeh…”


1.  Francis Alfred Nasr (burned alive).
2.  Alfred Youssef Nasr
3.  Fouad Gerges Najem (plus his wife and four children).
9.  Elias Fouad Najem
10.  Amale Fouad Najem
11.  Therese Fouad Najem
12.  George Fouad Najem
13.  Georgette Fouad Najem
14.  Loutfallah Youssef El Chaar
15.  Joseph Loutfallah El Chaar
16.  Attallah Youssef El Chaar
17.  Philippe Sleiman Chedid
18.  Albert Chahine Milane
19.  Ibrahim Ephrem Nasr
20.  Sleiman Ephrem Nasr
21.  Tony Ibrahim Nasr (14 years old).
22.  Jamil Elias Nasr
23.  Nassim Jamil Nasr
24.  Selim Jamil Nasr (16 years old).
25.  Youssef Selim Nasr
26.  Youssef Nasr Nasr
27.  Antoinette Nasr Nasr
28.  Simon Youssef Nasr
29.  Fouad Youssef Nasr (newborn).
30.  Toufic Nasr (70 years old).
31.  Melhem Ephrem Ephrem (45 years old).
32.  Sleiman Ephrem (25 years old).
33.  Ibrahim Selim Aoun
34.  Raymond Ibrahim Aoun (15 years old).
35.  Melhem Mansour Aoun (73 years old)
36.  Soldier Youssef Elias Abu Kheir (Executed in the church).
37.  Sleiman Ajjaj El Hajj (15 years old, executed in the church)
38.  Pierre Naamtallah Jabbour (13 years old, executed in the church).
39.  Therese Fayez Najem
40.  Najat Fayez Najem
41.  Fayez Najem and his two daughters (five and three years old).
44.  Mountaha Rizk Najem
45.  Karim Selim Najem
46.  Youssef Tannous Abu Eid
47.  Tannous Youssef Abu Eid
48.  Ibrahim Elias Aoun
49.  Jean Khalil Aoun
50.  Gerges Maroun Aoun
51.  Sleiman Ajjaj Aoun.
52.  Tammam Abu Kheir Aoun
53.  Assaad Melhem Anid
54.  Elias Youssef Anid
55.  Aziz Youssef Anid
56.  Boulos Anid
57.  Elias Assaad El Kesserwani
58.  Youssef Assaad El Kesserwani
59.  Boutros Fares Fares
60.  Gerges Ibrahim Nasr
61.  Ibrahim Selim Nasr
62.  Joseph Farid Nasr
63.  Khalil Gergi Nasr
64.  Khalil Sleiman Nasr
65.  Salwa Youssef Mezher
66.  Philippe Toufic Afif
67.  Majid Elias Afif
68.  Melhem Chekkri Honeiny
69.  Nemr Rashid Abu Samra
70.  Youssef Elias Noura (Executed in the church)


Hundred of Southerners, civilians, soldiers and entire families in Enforced Exile,

Today, the rest of the SLA soldiers are in enforced Exile, having to pay the price for their actions in discharging their duty - acts of loyalty, honor, dignity, patriotism and self-defense, and stand before the “Justice”!

Have been abandoned or forgotten…

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I sincerely regret not having listed all the victims and martyrs’ names. All the names appearing in this compilation, were obtained from newspaper reports, archives, and witness accounts, friends or families sources.

Roadside Bombs detonated by Hezbollah killed most of the Victims, who fell between the 1980’s and 2000:

Akiki (PVT - Debil, January 31, 2000).
Fawzi El Saghir (PVT - September 28, 1999).
Milia Naaman Rashed (72 years old - Jezzine).
Maroun Neehme Neehme (67 years old Qoleiaa).
Salima Neehme (60 years old - Qoleiaa).
Youssef Massoud Rizk (Jezzine - August 20, 1976).
Tanios El Tenn (Rmeish - September 1976).
Hanne Michael El Haddad (Ain Ebel - July 1976).
Michael El Haddad (Ain Ebel - July 1976).
Joseph El Haddad (Ain Ebel - July 1976).
Mona Youssef Chbat (Ain Ebel - September 1975).
Youssef Tanios Salloum (Ain Ebel - June 1977).
Youssef Gerges Nassif (Debil - February 1977).
Boutros Michael El Akh (Ain Ebel - September 1975).
George Gerges (Jezzine, April 1998).
Tony Kfoury (Rashaya - March 6, 1985).
Mustafa Khalil (Zoghdraya-Sidon - June 6, 1985).
Abdel Raouf El Hajj (Sidon - June 30, 1985).
Mahmoud Hafouda (Sidon - June 30, 1985).
Sleiman El Asmar (Sidon - August 30, 1985).
Maroun Matar (January 22, 1986).
Wadih Moussa (Jabal Safi - February 14, 1986).
Philip Moussa (Jabal Safi - February 14, 1986).
Khalil Trabulsi (Ayneta - February 17, 1986).
Jihad Saykali (Rihane - June 20, 1986).
Antoine Abu Ghannam (Yater Road - June 15, 1986).
Assaad Moussa (Labaa-Kfarfalouss-Ain El Mir - June 19, 1986).
Edgard Hakim (Darb El Sim - June 20, 1986).
Dani Najm (Sabbah-Jezzine - July 5, 1986).
Lucien Estephan (Tallet Sejod - August 10, 1986).
Khalil El Jellad (Tallet Sejod - September 18, 1986).
Joseph Youssef (Tallet Sejod - September 18, 1986).
Elie Youssef (Anan Kfarfalouss - June 1986).
Charbel Kassouf (Jabal Safi - April 1987).
Jad Morkos (Anan-Kfarfalouss - September 1987).
Youssef Matta (Jabal Safi - October 1991).
Tony Hourani (Ain Majdalain-Jezzine - May 1992).
Tony Bakhos (Kroum el Arz-Jezzine - October 1995).
Assaad Nammour (Sabbah-Bkassine - September 1996).
Hussein El Fkih (Sabbah-Bkassine - September 1996).
Selim Risha (Roum-Bessry - December 1996).
Samir Youssef Roumiyeh (Kfarhouna - March 1997).
George Gerges (Jezzine- April 1998).
Roukoz Roukoz (Ain Majdalain-Jezzine - September 1998).
Joseph Chamoun (Ain Majdalain-Jezzine - September 1998).
Two students (Anan-Roum Road - 1988).
Two students (Kfarhouna-Jezzine - 1997).
Ezzat Elias Julien, his mother, wife and three (3) children (Qoleiaa).

Akl Hashem
Ali Marmar
Ali Qassem
Ali mahmoud
AbdEl Nabi bazzi
Antoun salloum
Adel Abbass
Akl melhem
Ali zein el din
Antoine Abu ghanem
Abboud hammoud
Abbas koussan
Abdel hassan mwassi
Ahmad Salame
Abdallah Atweh
Ali Qassem
AbdEl Rahim Abu Eid
Asaad Nasser
Ali Zaher
Antoine Hobeika
Adel Madi
Abdel wahab Daher
Abdallah miyasseh
Abdallah mahmoud
Abbas abbas
Ali loubwani
Abbas tourmos
Ali Ghodban
Ali qassem
Ahmad Saad
Aniess Assaf
Abdallah Mustafa
Assass Khiami
Ali Hamade
Abbas Hammoud
Ali Beydoun
Ahmad Nassrallah
Aline Elham
Assaad Nohra
Ali Salame
Ali Abu Qassem
Assaf El fhayli
Ali Hammoud
Ali Joumaa
Albert Agnatis
Ahmad El daaboul
Ali Younes
Ayoub El haddad
Ahmad Madani
Assad Harfouch
Attef Chedid
Assad Alloud
Ashraf El qader
Ayman Abdallah
Afif El chuffi
Aziz Khalili
Antoine Frem
Ali Ramadan
Anwar Hamad
Antoine Dia
Abed Abu samra
Ange El hajj
Antoine Julien
Abdallah Chahin
Ali Soueid

Bahij Touba
Bassam Saad
Bachir Hanna
Bachir El alam
Boutros El akh
Boulous Attieh
Bassam Hanna
Bahiya El hajj
Boutros Louka
Bassam Nohra
Boulos Nehme
Boutros Rizk
Bassam Chamoun
Barakat Keyrouz

Chabib El naddaf
Charbel El Amil
Charbel Younes
Chedid Ghaleb
clovis Attieh

Chafik Eid
Charbel El haddad
Charles Rizk
Chawki Abu mrad
Charbel El chaar
Chafik El assfour
Chady Abu ghayda
Chebli Abu chahla

Dany Al sheikh
Dany Fares
Dib Nassif
Daoud Chahine
Daher Salame
Daoud Kamel

Eid Chehad
Elias El hassrouni
Elias Hanna
Elias jubran
Elias Nassif
Elias Mansour
Elias Ajka
Elias Hanoun

Elias Farah
Elias Julien
Elias Matar
Elias Chedid
Elie Abu qassem
Edward Boutros
Elias Toubia
Elias m. Fares
Emile Aoun
Elias Markos
Elias El haj
Elias keserwani
Elie Abdo
Emile Amin

Faraj Kalash
Fayez Younes
Fadel Jaafar
Fayssal Fneich
Fady Saade
Fayez Julien
Fares Abu samra
Fares Toubia
Fouad Rizk
Fares Jabbour
Fouad Abu zeid
Fares N. Fares
Fady El zaybak
Fouaz Fouaz
Farid Abu diab
Fayez Abu hamadi
Fahed El harfouch
Fady Barakat
Fady Saraya
Fouad Younes
FAWZI EL sajir
Fares Fares
Fouad Hijazi
Farid Saaid

jaoudat Deghman
Joseph Abu arraj
George El hajj
Jihad Harb
George Massaad
Jamal Dakik
George Geadaa
Jihad louka
George Habboub
Jamal El sayyed
Geryiss Abboud
Jean Hatoum
George Sakr
Ghassan Abu mrad
Geryes Azar
George Abu elia
Gaby kaabour
Gaby Abu farhat
Jihad Haydar
Geryis Khalil
Jean Chalhoub
George T. Abboud
Jamil Chaoul
Geryis Bassar
Joseph Daher
George Hanoun
Jihad Abu samra
Ghazi Awad
Jean Fouwaz
George Maroun
Jihad Saykali
Gilbert Jabbour
Geryis Estefan
George Jabbour
Galeb Khreis
George Saade

George El haddad
Joseh El sheikh
George Abdoush
Jean El hajj
Ghazi Diab
Joseph Youssef
George Farah
Jean Roufayel
George Saad `
Jaoudat Soueid
George Abu mrad
Jihad Moussa
Ghassan Nohra
Geryis Abu kheir
George Kassas
Ghassan Rizk
Ghassan Al oud
Geryis El Hourani

Hussen Abdel nabi
Hussen Farhat
Hussen Mlakh
Hassan Droubi
Hasssan Dabja
Haydar El haddad
Hassan Saleh
Hassan Ewila
Hassan El s. hassan
Hassan Saab
Hussein Nakhle
Hussein Chahla
Hassan Ashur
Hanna El naddaf
Hassan Bassal
Hanna Sakr
Habib Nassif
Hayssam Oulayan
Hanna El khoury
Halim El hourany
Hamzah Serhan
Hassan Zaarour
Hussein Yehya
Hassan Fares
Hassan Serhan
Hussein Sleiman
Habib El halel
Hanna Tannous
Hanna Rizk
Hassan Chehade
Hassan Abu rafeh
Hussein Snan
Habib El hajj

Ibrahim El haddad
Issam Beydoun
Ibrahim Assaf
Ibrahim Khalil
Imad Attieh
Ibrahim Hamid

Ibrahim Saaid
Issa Hanna
Ibrahim El akdouch
Ibrahim Atweh
Issam Ali sami
Inad Majid

Ismaeil Kamra
Ibrahim Abu kheir
Ibrahim El hayek
Ismaeil Abbas
Issam Krasen
Ibrahim Chehade

Khalil El hourani
Khodr El hendi
Khaled El naddaf
Khalil Mansouri
Kamel Fayad
Khalil El jalad
Kamel El shartouni
Kamel Hussein
Khalil Hanna
Kassem El daaboul
Khaled Fneich
Khodr Al tawil
Khalil Rizk
Khristo Nistrof
Khairallah Salame
Khadiji Nour el din
Khalil Naamtallah
Khalil Gharibe
Khalil El rajraj
Khaled Betdini
Kamel Damouri

Loubnen Wanna    

Maroun El alam
Mustafa Al sayyed
Mohammad Fakih
Maroun Al karout
Massoud Bazzi
Maroun Matar
Mahmoud Ayoub
Mohammad Abd el Meneem
Mohammad Shit
Mosbah El attrash
Mohammad Yaacoub
Mahmoud Raslan
Mohammad Hussein
Mustafa Bedran
Miled Ghanouy
Mohammad Halawa
Mahdi Mahdi
Maroun Nassif
Mohammad El kaderi
Maher Ammach
Mounir Daaybes
Mohammad Nassar
Mohammad Fakih
Moussa Abu elias
Maroun Fares
Malek Nassif
Miled Ghnatis
Maroun El hajj
Mufdi Abu sari
Mahmoud El yann
Mohammad Wahid
Mahmoud Srour
Mohammad Okayl
Mikhael El haddad
Monah Touma
Michel Fares
Mikhael El zaybak
Mikhael Ncoula
Maroun Nohra
Majid Ghachem
Michel Fares

Maroun Khleis
Mohammad Sleiman
Maroun Wehbeh
Mohssen Ibrahim
Maroun Milan
Maroun Hanna
Maroun Rizk
Mouhib El ghazel
Miled El hassbani
Mohammad Ghaleb El abdallah
Morkos M. Rizk
Moussa Abdallah
Maroun Nasser
Miled Saade
Mohammad Ramadan
Mohammad El anz
Merhej Chahin
Mustafa Al shufi
Mohammad Yassin
Mustafa El khawli
Mikhael khoury
Mohssen ibrahim

Naiim Hanna
Nasri El hourani
Nassrat Khreish
Nabil andraos
Nabil Al joundi
Nasri Abu elias
Nabil Nassif
Naim Fares
Nazih El miligi
Nadim Kaboura
Nassib El hamra
Nohad El hajj
Nehme Faour
Nader El chufi
Nabih Abed el hay
Nabil Nasser
Nohad Saade
Nohra Nohra

Ossama Yassin Pierre Attieh Pierre Bowab

Rafik Mtanios
Rony Haddad
Rabah Abdallah
Raef El keserwani
Roufayel Roufayel
Rafik Tomeh
Raymond Mezher
Rafik Abu el ali
Rabih Nammour
Ramy El choufi
Rafik Abu hamad
Riyad Zrekta
Raymond el khoury
Roukouz Roukoz
Raji Ghanoum

Saad Haddad
Said El alam
Samih El eik
Saleh Chour
Salman Kashmer
Sami Kotaysh
Salem Aayoub
Said Felfeleh
Simon Antounian
Samir Khnafer
Salim Sakr
Said El naddaf
Sakr Sakr
Sami Abu samra
Said El khoumesi
Simon Tanios
Sami El nashash
Salame Salame

Souheil Abbas
Salam El saadi
Salim Ahmad
Simon Anid
Salim El Chuffi
Simon Tanios
Sara Ghanoum

Tanios Felfeleh
Tarif Taleb
Tannous Saad
Tanios Semaan
Tanios Karam
Tanios Abu hamad
Tanos Abu zeid
Tanios Elias
Tanios Zraet
Tanios Aoun
Tony Nohra
Tony Majid Nammour

Wafik Awada
Wissam Naiim
Wihab Faraj
Walid Kassab
Wissam Taha

Youssef Hanna
Youssef Younes
Yasser Mustafa
Youssef Salloum
Youssef Atweh
Youssef M. Al raai
Youssef Manssour
Yasser El jamal
Youssef k. Nassif
Youssef J. El raai
Youssef Hanna
Youssef Fares
Youssef Younes
Youssef El naddaf
Youssef Saaid
Younes Younes
Yehya Semaat
Youssef Younes
Youssef El sayed
Youssef Semaan
Youssef Nassif
Youssef Felfeleh
Yaacoub El hajj
Youssef Karam
Youhanna Kiyo
Youssef Boulos
Yaacoub Diab
Youssef Semaan
Youssef Roumieh
Youssef Mezher
Youssef Hamdan
Youssef Charaf el din

Ziad Ridan Ziad Abu dehen Zaynab Monder


Military CommuniquÉ: (Translation of the Official Document-Last page)

« Ministry of National Defense – Army Command – Yarzé”
Number: 3860 /1 T
Classification: 323-1
Date of Bill: 22/ 3/ 1976
Resolution: Creation of a military regrouping section
Distributed and Implemented: 14/ 8/ 1976
Signed: « General Hanna Said, Army Commander-in-Chief »


After the dissolution of the section established in the South and the distribution of the soldiers in their villages or their refuge to safer regions, a number of soldiers joined the District of Bent Jbeil and a few villages for security matters.


21 – Create a regrouping quarter in the District of Bent Jbeil.

The Affiliation: Will be affiliated to the district of Qoleiaa

The Location: Town of Rmeish

Person in charge: Sergeant Commando, Samir el Hajj assisted by Sergeant Hanna El Hajj.

The Members: - The Soldiers present in Bent Jbeil District, the neighboring Districts
and those who did not join any assembly quarter yet.

- The soldiers from other quarters who wish to join it.

22 - The Administrative Control Directorate undertakes to facilitate the salary phase and food provision similar to those soldiers under Qoleiaa regrouping command.

3- The Implementation :

Will take effect at the publication of this communiqué.

Al Yarzé, 14 / 8 / 1976
General Hanna Said, Army Commander-in-Chief.


Section, Barracks and Regrouping Quarters;
All Services located in the building of the Army Command;
(Unreadable) ??: “3”.


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