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The following page(s) contains fictitious world events as background material for the Twilight:2000 role-playing game. These events should not be confused with their real life counterparts. People and places shown should in no way be thought of as accurate representations of anything living, dead or undead.
South lebanon army insignia

South Lebanon Army (SLA) insignia.

The South Lebanon Army (SLA) is a Lebanese militia supported by Israel.

Background Edit

The South Lebanon Army (Arabic: جيش لبنان الجنوبي‎; Jaysh Lubnān al-Janūbi. Hebrew: צבא דרום לבנון, צד"ל‎; Tzvá Dróm Levanón, Tzadál) was founded in 1976 during the Lebanese Civil War. As a result of the civil war, the Lebanese army began to break up. Major Saad Haddad, commanding an army battalion in the south, broke away from the Lebanese Army and founded a group known as the Free Lebanon Army. While the group was no longer under the direct control of the Lebanese army, from 1976 to 1979, its members were still paid as Lebanese soldiers by the government.

In 1980 the Free Lebanon Army changed its name to the South Lebanon Army. The SLA was composed of Christians, Shiites and Druzes from the areas that it controlled but the officers were mostly Christian. Haddad died of cancer in 1984 and he was replaced as leader by Antoine Lahad (a retired lieutenant general). Funding, equipment and logistics support for the SLA came increasingly from Israel. The SLA also applied a mandatory military service program where males over 18 living its area of control were obliged to serve for 1-year as a conscript in the SLA. At its peak, the SLA comprised over 5,000 soldiers.

Twilight 2000 1st edition non canon Edit

1996 Edit

Throughout 1996, the SLA continued to cooperate with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in southern Lebanon.

2000 Edit

In May 2000, General Lahad retired as head of thr SLA. The position was filled by Brigadier General George Lahoud.

2001 Edit

By 2001, although reduced in numbers by years of conflict, the SLA remains operational in southern Lebanon.

Non canon orbat Edit

1st Infantry Brigade Edit

  • 1st Haddad Infantry Brigade
Subordination: South Lebanon Army
Current Location: Jezzine, Lebanon
Manpower: 900
Tanks: 3 M48A2 Magach-3

2nd Para-Commando Brigade Edit

  • 2nd Numūr (Tiger) Para-Commando Brigade
Subordination: South Lebanon Army
Current Location: Tyre, Lebanon
Manpower: 400
Helicopters: 1 UH-1H, 1 SA-342L

3rd Infantry Brigade Edit

  • 3rd Gemayel Infantry Brigade
Subordination: South Lebanon Army
Current Location: An Nabatiyah, Lebanon
Manpower: 1100
Tanks: 4 T-55 Tiran-5

4th Infantry Brigade Edit

  • 4th Lahad Infantry Brigade
Subordination: South Lebanon Army
Current Location: Tyre, Lebanon
Manpower: 900
Tanks: 3 T-54 Tiran-4

5th Infantry Brigade Edit

  • 5th Ḥurrās al-Arz (Guardians of Cedars) Infantry Brigade
Subordination: South Lebanon Army
Current Location: Ma'rakah, Lebanon
Manpower: 700
Tanks: 2 AMX-13

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