Lebanon: Beirut Under Siege

Poised on the ground, Israel blasts the P.L.O.

The attacks came by air, land and sea. Relentlessly, day after day, Israeli forces rained destruction on Lebanon in their determined drive to crush the Palestine Liberation Organization and oust Syrian forces from the country. Waves of Israeli F-16s and F-4 Phantom jets screamed in over Palestinian-and Muslim-controlled West Beirut, dropping bombs. Israeli warships bombarded the city's coastline all the way from the airport area south of the capital to Beirut's Manara district, and the Avenue de Paris, near the sea, where many embassies and...

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