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Officials swore Monday that Lebanon's bloody 15-year civil war, which tore the country apart 40 years ago, would never be repeated. The war, which broke out April 13, 1975, left around 150,000 dead and plunged the country into long-standing political and economic crisis. The country's top officials and notable organizations took to social media among other methods to share their views to mark the anniversary of the war. Hariri pledged to help deter any likelihood of another civil war in Lebanon's future.Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid JumblattJumblatt, whose party was among the most active in the war, described it as "the war of others on our land," quoting late-intellectual Ghassan Tueini.Social Affairs Minister Rashid DerbasDerbas said that the Lebanese were now "immune" to civil war.Minister of the Displaced Alice ShabtiniThe "Fighters for Peace" organization held a news conference in the Press Club Monday afternoon to air lessons learned from the war.
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