Lebanon's year of peace

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BEIRUT (Reuter) - 1992 was the least violent year in Lebanon for 17 years, security sources said yesterday: 427 people were killed compared to 528 in 1991 and an average of more than 9,000 a year in a war which lasted from 1975 to 1990,

The security sources said 166 of the people killed in 1992 died in confrontations between Israeli forces and Muslim guerrillas in south Lebanon, including 13 Israeli soldiers and the leader of the pro-Iranian Hizbollah movement, Sheikh Abbas Moussawi.