Up in Smoke

They were crammed into rickety old cars, vans and pickup trucks — hundreds of terrified Palestinians, some sobbing with terror and relief, streaming out of the devastated refugee camp of Nahr al-Bared 14 kilometers north of the Lebanese town of Tripoli. White sheets fluttered from car windows, trailing away from the ugly ruins of war. "It stinks of bodies under the rubble. There are many dead," said Mouein Safadi, 35, trembling with fatigue and emotion as he reached the first Lebanese army position nearly 200 meters from the edge of the camp. "There are tens of wounded, but nobody...

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