Lebanon: A Step Toward Peace?

A Step Toward Peace?

In a televised speech from his hillside bunker in a suburb of Beirut, Lebanese Christian leader General Michel Aoun described last Saturday as nothing less than "the beginning of the chance to achieve peace." He then proclaimed acceptance by his forces of a seven-point peace plan advanced two weeks ago by the Arab League. The plan has been endorsed by Syria, which has more than 30,000 troops in the strife-torn country, and its Lebanese allies. It marks the first time since the two sides began waging open warfare six months ago, at a cost of more than 800 lives, that both...

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