To get to the interview, I needed to travel about 100km from Beirut, Lebanon's capital, to Lahd
's home in Marjeyoun, a town in south Lebanon.
Following Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon, Lahd
commanded the Southern Lebanon Army, made up of Lebanese Christians.
They have also criticised Lahd
for failing to honour a promise that he made prior to Israel's pullout to stay with his troops and die defending their land rather than flee into exile.) The Defence Ministry says that Barak and Lahd
had agreed to continue to stay in touch on the matter of the refugees.
's latest offer is a rehash of what became known as the "Jezzine First" idea.
General Antoine Lahd
is commander of the South Lebanon Army (SLA), the 2,500-strong militia which is equipped, trained and paid by Israel to control the so-called "security zone" in south Lebanon alongside Israeli troops.
"[SLA commander] Antoine Lahd
ended up being a barman in a tavern, and collaborators with the U.S.
In the parts of the south where the SLA -- known as Lahd
's Army after its leader Antoine Lahd
-- once reigned supreme, locals have been trickling back for years.
Aswad filed the lawsuit after Al-Joumhouria published an article entitled "Ziad Aswad: A Journey from Lahd
Summary: BEIRUT: Head of Lebanon's Baath Party Fayez Shukr said Sunday a recent gathering by March 14 Christian leaders, under the auspices of the Maronite Patriarchate, was the result "of sectarian polarization that can never serve Lebanon." Shukr said the gathering had been missing "Antoine Lahd
," in reference to the former commander of the South Lebanon Army
Bechara witnessed instant fame after attempting to assassinate Antoine Lahd
, leader of the pro-Israel South Lebanon Army (SLA) on November 17, 1988.