LEBANON: Agony for a Troubled Land

'It's hard to watch and not feel sorry for us all"

A terrible civil war that never really ended exploded anew last week.

Syrian military forces, which had moved into Lebanon in 1976 to control Palestinian and Muslim leftists then threatening Christian political elements in the country and had stayed on as part of an Arab peace-keeping force, were now waging war against the Christians they had once rescued from defeat. After six days of heavy fighting around Beirut that left more than 200 dead and 500 wounded, a shaky cease-fire went into effect. But...

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