A general view of Deir al-Qamar. (The Daily Star/Mohamad Azakir)
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Druze and Christian leaders gathered for a mass Saturday in Chouf's Deir al-Qamar to commemorate those who had fallen in the 1983 Mountain War, underscoring the importance of national reconciliation.In 1983, PSP and Lebanese Forces militias in Chouf fought what would later be known as the Mountain War. The LF was driven out of the area and Christian civilians in Chouf were displaced. Many returned after a 2001 reconciliation effort between the Druze sect and Maronite Church, when Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Butros Sfeir made a historic visit to Chouf and met Joumblatt.
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