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Lebanon--History--Civil War, 1975-1990


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    • found: Readers' guide(hdg.: Lebanon--History--Civil War, 1975-1990)
    • found: Americana Annual, 1984:p. 317 (The incapacity of Lebanon's warring factions to end not only eight years of open warfare but also centuries of sectarian strife was increased in 1983 by the continued presence and interference of foreign forces)
    • found: Americana:v. 17, p. 144 (Christian acceptance of Arab League mediation in Sept. 1989 resulted in a cease-fire, followed by negotiations in Taif, Saudi Arabia, among members of the Lebanese legislature for a reorganization of the govt. In Nov. 1989 the legislature elected as President RenĂ© Moawad. Assassinated on Nov. 22, he was succeeded by Elias Hawri. Gen. Aoun refused to accept the Taif accord on either President. However, the Lebanese and Syrian armies deposed Aoun in Oct. 1990 and all militias were withdrawn from greater Beirut. A government of national unity was formed in Dec.)
    • found: Britannica book of the year, 1991:p. 411 (eviction of Gen. Aoun on Oct. 30, 1990 removed biggest single obstacle to reunification of Lebanon and fostered immediate improvement of confidence at home and abroad) p. 412 (On Nov. 10 - Greater Beirut Security Plan involving withdrawal or disarmament of all militias in and around Beirut was put into effect. On Dec. 19 Prime Minister al-Hoss resigned to make way for govt. of national unity and was succeeded by Omar Karami.)
    • found: Britannica book of the year, 1992:p. 386 (Lebanon's long-awaited recovery from 16 years of civil war appeared to be on course in 1991.)
    • found: World Book:v. 12, p. 148 (Through the years, much fighting in Lebanon took place between private military forces called militias. In 1990 as part of a peace plan the Lebanese govt. ordered all the militias to withdraw from the Beirut area. The militias did so by the end of 1990. By mid-1991 most private militias had disbanded.)
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    • DS87.5-DS87.53
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    • 1986-02-11: new
    • 1998-06-11: revised
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