BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, LEBANON - 1983/10/24: Lebanese volunteer rescue workers carry the body of an American Marine from the rubble of the American Marines Barracks that was attacked by a terrorist truck bomb on the 23rd October 1983. The day before, a terrorist suicide car bomb was driven into the building and detonated, killing 241 US servicemen and wounding over 60. The American military was in Beirut as part of a Multinational Peacekeeping force. The Islamic Jihad, later to become Hezbollah, a militant organisation, claimed responsibility for the attack that coincided with the bombing of the French military headquarters at the eight-story 'Drakkar' building.. (Photo by Peter Charlesworth/LightRocket via Getty Images)
The aftermath of the bomb attack on the US Marine Corps barracks in Beirut on October 23, 1983. Getty

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