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As the war dragged on, the Syrian presence became more visible, with an increasing number of Syrians taking part. In 1983, they fought against the remnants of the PLO in Tripoli, with the help of dissident Palestinians. In 1987, 7,000 Syrian troops were sent to Muslim areas. And from 1985 to 1988, the Syrians backed the Amal which fought Palestinian groups in what was called ‘the War of the Camps’.
The Taif Agreement codified the way the different religious communities should govern together, in order to lead and maintain a peaceful co-existence. It echoed the 1926 Constitution stipulation about the composition of Parliament and the formation of the government, and as such referred to the 1943 National Pact, also based on the political recognition of the religious communities.