LEBANON: Troubled Land

In a gruffly conciliatory broadcast, Lebanon's Premier Sami Solh informed his countrymen last week that President Camille Charroun would not seek to change the constitution so that he might be re-elected in September. Since this was what opposition rebel leaders had been agitating about ever since the insurrection broke out weeks ago, a few rebel cheers might have been expected.

But there were no cheers. "Too late," cried ex-Premier Saeb Salam from his barricaded mansion in Beirut's Moslem quarter. Two days later street fighting broke out again; an estimated five persons were killed...

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