A boy stands on the staircase outside his home badly damaged during the Lebanese Civil War in the Beirut suburb of Shiyyah, on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Lebanese officials Wednesday marked the 41st anniversary of the start of Lebanon's 15-year Civil War, the remnants of which still haunt the country's political landscape and society.The Taif Accord, a national reconciliation agreement which was signed by Lebanese warring factions in Saudi Arabia, finally put an end to the war, dissolving or weakening most militias and giving more power to Syria in Lebanon.The Syrian army withdrew from Lebanon in 2005 after being present in the country since 1976, while Israel, which occupied a part of southern Lebanon since 1982, withdrew in 2000 .
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