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Maroun al-Rass

مارون الراس
Map showin the location o Maroun al-Ras athin Lebanon
Map showin the location o Maroun al-Ras athin Lebanon
Maroun al-Rass
Location athin Lebanon
Coordinates: 33°04′50″N 35°25′20″E / 33.08056°N 35.42222°E / 33.08056; 35.42222
Kintra Lebanon
GovrenorateNabatieh Govrenorate
DestrictBint Jbeil Destrict
911 m (2,989 ft)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Dialin code+961

Maroun al-Ras (Arabic: مارون الراس‎) is a Lebanese veelage nestled in Jabal Amel (Mount Amel) in the destrict o Bint Jbeil in the Nabatiye Govrenorate in soothren Lebanon. It is locatit aroond 120 km (75 mi) sooth east o Beirut, roughly ane km (0.62 mi) frae the Israeli border.

Militar history[eedit | eedit soorce]

Lebanese Ceevil War[eedit | eedit soorce]

On 1 Mairch 1978 the veelage wis occupee'd bi a force o 60 phalangists, drawn frae the veelages aroond Ain Ebel, at the behest o the Israeli militar an led tae believe bi Israeli advisors that they wad be walcomit wi open airms bi the inhabitants. The population in Maroun al-Ras being Shia Muslims, housomeivver immediately cried on help frae Fatah an their Lebanese allies. The phalangists haed receivit vague promises o air support frae Israel shoud they be met wi resistance, which they niver receivit. Seiven phalangists wur killed when the Palestinians arrivit an the rest o the phalangists haed tae flee. Follaein this episode the Israelis deployed a group o sodgers tae protect Ain Ebl against reprisal attacks, an they remained thare till Israel's invasion o Lebanon twa weeks later.[1]

2006 Lebanon War[eedit | eedit soorce]

The veelage wis the scene o a major confrontation atween the Israeli Army an Hezbollah fechters durin the 2006 Lebanon War.[2]

Maroun al-Ras is strategically important as it owerleuks the surroondin touns. The veelage's elevation is 911 meters (2,989 feet).

Durin the Battle o Maroun al-Ras o the 2006 Lebanon War, the veelage wis occupee'd bi Israel, which claimit it wis a stranghold for Hezbollah an ane o the launchin points for rocket attacks on northren Israel.[3]

There are reports that control o the veelage wis contestit at the time o the ceasefire. Efter-battle reports claimit the IDF troops niver fully secured the border aurie an that Maroun al-Ras wis niver fully taken.[4][5]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Tveit, Odd Karsten (1985). Nederlag. Israels krig i Libanon (in Norwegian). Cappelen. pp. 50–52. ISBN 82-02-09346-5.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  2. "Israel Enters Southern Lebanon - Hits Maroun al-Ras and Yaroun Villages :: Middle East News and Perspectives :: Hyscience". Archived frae the original on 19 Mey 2012. Retrieved 12 Julie 2012.
  3. http://sg.news.yahoo.com/060722/3/429gv.html[deid airtin]
  4. "Asia Times HOW HEZBOLLAH DEFEATED ISRAEL-PART 2: Winning the ground war". Archived frae the original on 10 Juin 2009. Retrieved 12 Julie 2012.
  5. Timesonline August 27, 2006 Humbling of the supertroops shatters Israeli army morale

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