These picture show some of the buildings and visible scars from The Lebanese Civil War lasting from 1975 to 1990. It was a multifaceted war that resulted in an estimated 120,000 fatalities. There was also an exodus of almost one million people from Lebanon as a result of the war. The Battle of the Hotels, also known as the “Hotel front”, was a sub-conflict within the 1975–77 phase of the Lebanese Civil War which occurred in the hotel district of downtown Beirut. This area was one of the first fronts of the war that began in April 1975. The side that had gained important strategic positions in the tall hotel buildings, held an advantage in the fighting.

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