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Druse militants massacre thousands of Christians in Damascus

Middle East, 1866, zoomable map
07/09/1860 to 07/11/1860
Conflict between Druse and Christians had flared for weeks and Christians had been massacred all over Lebanon and Syria.  With the suspected collusion of Turkish authorities, violence against Christians spread to Damascus where thousands of men, women, and children, including Europeans, were killed.  This slaughter brought threatened French and British intervention and the Turkish Government then quickly restored order.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Joseph Irving, The Annals of Our Times .... (London: MacMillan and Company, 1869), 420. 
Charles Henry Churchill, The Druzes and the Maronites under the Turkish rule from 1840 to 1860 (London: Bernard Quaritch, 1862), 207-210.


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