Remains of 68 WWII French Soldiers Uncovered in Lebanon

Published September 18th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

The remains of 68 World War II-era French soldiers were uncovered in the Lebanese city of Marjayoun Monday following a request from the French embassy in Beirut, reported the Daily Star newspaper.  

A local contractor along with three workers gathered the remains of 68 French soldiers buried on the outskirts of Debbine near Marjayoun.  

The soldiers died in fighting around Marjayoun during the allied invasion of Lebanon and Syria in 1941, said the paper.  

The soldiers belonged to the Vichy French Army, allied to Nazi Germany, and were killed fighting Australian troops, it added – Albawaba.com  

 


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