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A Christian militiaman runs past the Mar Elias church in Butchay, a Christian Maronite village near the front line of Souk al-Gharb 14 August 1989 as artillery duels continued between Syrian forces, Amal Chiite movement and Christian forces loyal to General Michel Aoun. General Aoun, who headed a military government in 1988-1989, was toppled in a Syrian-backed offensive against his palace outside Beirut in 1990, forcing him to flee to France. AFP PHOTO JOSEPH BARRAK / AFP / JOSEPH BARRAK