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A commission of western powers meets in Beirut, Lebanon over recent massacres of Christians

Middle East, 1866, zoomable map
10/05/1860
After the widespread massacre of Christians in the region, a conference of powers including Britain, France, Prussia, Austria, and Turkey met in Beirut.  It forced the Turkish Government, accused of colluding in the recent killings of perhaps 11,000, to repartition and reorganize its Syrian and Lebanese provinces so as to protect Christians.  Lebanon was placed under a Christian, non-Lebanese governor.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
 Charles Henry Churchill, The Druzes and the Maronites under the Turkish rule from 1840 to 1860 (London: Bernard Quaritch, 1862), 256.

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