President Michel Aoun met with head of International Red Cross Committee delegation in Lebanon Christophe Martin on Oct. 13, 2017. (The Daily Star/ Dalati Nohra, HO)
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President Michel Aoun Friday said that his revolt against the Taif Accord in the 1990s wasn't to gain popularity, but to lay the foundations for a state.As a result of the heavy Syrian bombardment, Aoun, who was then a military commander, fled to the French Embassy before the Syrian army reached the palace.Aoun headed an interim military government at the time after Parliament failed to elect a successor to then President Amine Gemayel. He was engaged in battle with the Syrian military over his strong opposition to the 1989 Taif Accord that ended the 1975-1990 Civil War.
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