Middle East

  • FILE - U.S. Marines and an Italian soldier, right, dig through the rubble of the the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, Oct. 23, 1983.
  • FILE - Rescuers continue to probe the wreckage of the U.S. Marine barracks after a suicide truck bomb near Beirut airport, Lebanon, Oct. 23, 1983.
  • FILE - British soldiers help in rescue operations at the site of the bomb-wrecked U.S. Marine command center near the Beirut airport, Lebanon, Oct. 23, 1983.
  • FILE - An injured service member is carried on a stretcher after a suicide truck bomb struck the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, Oct. 23, 1983.
  • FILE - Rescue workers are shown carrying the body of a U.S. Marine killed by the bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, Oct. 24, 1983.
  • FILE - Then U.S. Vice President George Bush, center, wearing a flak jacket and steel helmet, is briefed at the site of a suicide truck bomb attack on the U.S. Marine barracks, near Beirut airport, Lebanon, Oct. 26, 1983.

The 1983 Bombing of the U.S. Marine Barracks in Beirut

Published October 23, 2013


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