Middle East a Vengeful Frenzy of Death

Syria arranges a fragile cease-fire

Even Lebanon, a country that has suffered more than 100,000 dead in a decade- long civil conflict between its Christian and Muslim warlords, was shaken by the vengeful frenzy of violence it experienced last week. By the time a Syrian-brokered cease-fire slowed the fighting on Thursday, the twelve-day death toll stood at more than 300 people, nearly half of them victims of a vicious car-bomb war that made every street a potential deathtrap. Health and Communications Minister Joseph Hasham, a Christian, spoke for a large segment of the country when he said, "Eighty percent of the cards are now in the...

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