Lebanon By Fez.Isaac.com Period: Jan 1, 1970 to Jan 1, 1992 Lebanon Apr 13, 1975 Civil war The civil war in Lebanon began in 1975 which which ended up drawing the U.S. into Lebanon. Mar 14, 1978 Israel invades Lebanon Israeli troops invade southern Lebanon, after a short amount of time they controlled 10% of Lebanon. The Lebanese army was not strong enough to stop them. Jul 1, 1981 Cease-Fire Phillip Habib, who was the President's special envoy, developed a cease-fire that lasted 10 and a half months which benefited Lebanon greatly. Jun 6, 1982 Cease fire ends The ceasefire ended when the Israeli defense minister Ariel Sharon met with U.S secretary of state and said that Israel would have to invade for self-defense. Washington approved of this. Sep 15, 1982 Israeli troops move into Beruit Israeli troops kept advancing and made their way to the capitol city of Beruit. Lebanon was trying to prevent this but could not, May 17, 1983 Treaty signed A peace treaty signed by the U.S., Lebanon, and Israel gives Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon Oct 23, 1983 Truck bombing At the American barracks in Lebanon of 1983 two suicide bombers set of truck bombs and destroyed a big part of the barracks. 241 Americans were killed and it was a devastating loss for the U.S. Oct 13, 1990 Civil war ends Lebanon ended the war after 15 long years. Lebanon became a better place after this and 2 years later Rafik Hariri.