The World: Battle Notes: Land of the $25 Kill

In grim contrast to the calm in Lebanon's emerging Christian country-within-a-country, the fighting continued to rage elsewhere in a war that combines tragedy with its own brand of occasional bitter comedy. Some items from the notebooks of TIME Correspondents:

At 39, Bahjat Jaber was a bachelor millionaire and landowner with an overwhelming passion: he really wanted to be a police reporter. As a result, when the war broke out Jaber, a Greek Catholic, eagerly took on the assignment of totting up its casualties day by day. He checked hospital reports and the various warring...

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