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Asaad Chaftari, a former militia officer and prominent former fighter during the civil war, made a public apology in 2000 for his military involvement with the Lebanese Forces during the civil war. His apology was an individual initiative. Starting with this apology, Chaftari has been supporting local peace education initiatives, advocating transitional justice, as well as supporting the families of the missing and disappeared. He had a major role in establishing Fighters for Peace and chaired Wahdatouna Khalasouna Gathering, an association of several NGOs addressing conflict in Lebanon.
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