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About Ebel es Saqi



Ebel es Saqi, a village in the district of Marjayoun in southern Lebanon . The name means "the place where the animals come to drink." The population is approx. 2000 people (1990) and they are predominantly Christians and Druze. The city is located 720 m. On a hilltop west of Hasbanielven . The village has three churches, a Greek Orthodox, one Catholic and one Protestant. Ebel es Saqi, was the headquarters of the Norwegian infantry battalion NORBATT from 1978 to 1998 , and was at that time a tremendous economic boom with many shops, restaurants, barbershops and laundries. After NORBATT pulled out, the bottom
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