Lebanon: Dodging the Bullets in Beirut

Like everyone else in West Beirut last week, TIME staffers were engulfed by battle. As violence spread through the city, Middle East Bureau Chief William Stewart, Correspondent John Borrell and Reporter Abu Said Abu Rish found themselves caught in the crossfire. Their experiences:

As soon as fighting broke out in the streets of West Beirut, the Lebanese government ordered the army to shoot on sight. Steel shutters rang down on storefronts. Pedestrians scattered. Car horns blared incessantly. We were interviewing a former government minister when the fighting broke out, and emerged from his office...

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