Lebanon Key Dates

1700s    Ottoman (Turkish) Empire takes control of the area.
1924    Lebanon becomes a French mandated territory.
1944    Lebanon becomes fully independent from France.
1975    Civil war begins.
1982    Israel invades the country.
1989    Taif Agreement ends the civil war.
1992    First national elections since the civil war.
1996    Israeli bombing raids on terrorist bases.
May 2000    Israel withdraws all its troops from southern Lebanon.
2006    Israel launches bombing campaign against Hezbollah bases in southern Lebanon.
14 August 2006    Truce agreed between Israel and Hezbollah.

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