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Government, Defense

Syrian troops, Ministry of Interior, navy, air force, Lebanese

Because most Lebanese are more loyal to their confessional group or clan than their country, Lebanonís armed forces have often fragmented during crises, as happened during the escalation of fighting in 1984. In 2001 the army consisted of 70,000 troops; the navy, 830; and the air force, 1,000. There is also an internal security force under the Ministry of Interior. However, stronger military power in Lebanon in the 1990s was held by 30,000 Syrian troops. These forces have generally enforced the Syrian governmentís will in Lebanon since 1976, and especially since 1989.



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