The World: There Will Be No More Forgiving'

Surrounded by lush orange groves and vegetable gardens that stretch from neighboring hills down to the shores of the Mediterranean, the town of Damur lies twelve miles south of Beirut along the coastal highway. Damur is in a mountainous region of Lebanon known as the Chouf. The area is home to two of Lebanon's best-known political leaders, Maronite Christian Camille Chamoun and Druze Kamal Jumblatt. Last week, in retaliation for a rightist Christian attack on a Palestinian refugee camp at Dbayeh, leftist and Druze militiamen, led by fedayeen officers, laid siege to Damur,...