LEBANON: Round 3 Begins

No one was sure exactly how the latest round started. One report was that two Iraqi youths made a pass at a pretty Christian Lebanese girl in a suburb of Beirut. Unfortunately, the suburb was Ain Rumanneh, the stronghold of the right-wing Christian Phalangist Party, where violence broke out last April between Phalangists and Moslems. In no time, according to the story, the Iraqis were attacked by Christians. Before long the incident had somehow escalated into Beirut's third round of street fighting in as many months. The stutter of automatic weapons fire and the thud of rockets and mortars echoed...

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