Lebanese Forces

The Lebanese Forces was the main Christian militia during the Lebanese civil war (1975-1990). Originally affiliated with the Phalange Party, it became politically and militarily independent in the mid-1980s. It was disarmed in 1991 in the framework of the implementation of the Ta’if Agreement of 1989 which ended the civil war, like all the other militias, except those fighting Israel in the south of the country.

The Lebanese Forces, under the leadership of Samir Geagea, accepted the Ta’if Agreement and transformed itself in a political party. It remained nevertheless in opposition and refused any ministerial portfolio because of its reservations about the implementation of the Ta’if Agreement regarding the Syrian forces in Lebanon.