Hariri greets the family members of Sheikh Ahmad Abdel-Wahed and Sheikh Mohammad al-Mereb during a reconciliation ceremony in Beirut, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. (The Daily Star/Ahmad Azakir)
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Prime Minister Saad Hariri Wednesday oversaw a reconciliation between the Lebanese Army and bereaved Lebanese families of prominent north Lebanon preachers killed in 2012 .Abdel-Wahed and Merheb were killed at an Army checkpoint in Akkar's Kwaikhat in May 2012 while en route to a rally organized by MP Khaled Daher in Halba to commemorate the killing of Future Movement supporters during clashes in 2008 . The incident prompted the military to briefly withdraw from the area as tensions escalated in the northern region of the country. Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian was also present at the meeting.
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