Bekaa Valley

   This valley in Lebanon (but under the control of Syria) was for many years used by terrorist and guerrilla organizations of many different descriptions for their headquarters and training camps. The Kurdistan Workers Party's (PKK) Mazlum (Mahsun) Korkmaz Camp was located here until it was finally closed down in 1992 as a sop to Turkey. Following a Turkish ultimatum in October 1998, Syria finally expelled the PKK and its leader Abdullah Ocalan from its remaining bases in this valley.

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  • Bekaa Valley — Be|kaa Val|ley the Bekaa Valley a long valley in Lebanon and Syria, which has been fought for in many wars …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Bekaa Valley — n. Beqaa Valley, fertile valley in southeast Lebanon …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Bekaa — or Al Biqa‘ or ancient Coele Syria geographical name valley Lebanon between Lebanon & Anti Lebanon ranges …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Beqaa Valley — Beqaa (Arabic: البقاع, valley ; also transliterated as Bekaa, Biqâ‘ or Becaa) is a fertile valley in east Lebanon. The Romans considered the Beqaa Valley to be a major agricultural source, and today it remains Lebanon’s most important farming… …   Wikipedia

  • Niha Bekaa — Niha نيحا The Lower Great Roman temple in Niha, Bekaa Coordinates …   Wikipedia

  • Centre d'Etudes Universitaires de Zahlé et de la Békaa — or CEUZB is a university institution based in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon. It has been promoting post secondary French education in the province for over 25 years, and is a sub department of the USJ (Université Saint Joseph), originally based in… …   Wikipedia

  • Beqaa Valley — n. Bekaa Valley, fertile valley in Lebanon …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Our Lady of Bekaa — Our Lady of the Bekaa in Zahlé, Lebanon Our Lady of Zahle and the Bekaa (also spelled Beqaa), is a Marian shrine located in the city of Zahlé in the Beqaa Valley. A ten meter high bronze statue of the Virgin Mary, the work of the Italian artist,… …   Wikipedia

  • Biqā{ʽ} Valley, Al- — or Al Bekaa ancient Coele Syria Broad valley of central Lebanon. Located between the Lebanon and Anti Lebanon mountain ranges, it is about 80 mi (130 km) long and 10 mi (15 km) wide. Traversed by the upper Orontes and Litani rivers, it is an… …   Universalium

  • 1982 Lebanon War — Part of Israeli Lebanese conflict and Lebanese Civil War Israeli troops in South Lebanon, June, 1982 Date …   Wikipedia

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