1983 Beirut barracks bombings

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Event.png "“Terrorism”"
1983 Beirut barracks bombings (truck bombing,  suicide bombing) Rdf-icon.png
1983 Beirut barracks bombings.jpg
Date 06:22, October 23, 1983

33°49′45″N,  35°29′41″E,  ,  33.82917°N 35.49472°E,   /,  33.82917,  35.49472,   (,  USMCBarracksatBeirutAirport,  ),  Coordinates,  [[

|“:”]],  33°49′45″N,  United States Marine Corps,  barracks,  Beirut Airport,  33°52′10″N,  35°29′17″E,  33.86944°N 35.48806°E,  33.86944,  35.48806,  DrakkarBarracks,  'Drakkar' barracks of French,  1st Parachute Chasseur Regiment,  9th Parachute Chasseur Regiment,  Ramlet al Baida,  Beirut
Type • Suicide attack
• Truck bombs
• Mass murder
Deaths 305
Injured (non-fatal) 75

The 1983 Beirut barracks bombings happened in Beirut, Lebanon.


The attack on the barracks of the US marines in October 1983 was a turning point in the usage of the word "terrorism". After that, the word was widely used by US Presidents.[1]