Lebanon: Another Day, A New Hostage

Another Day, A New Hostage

On the battleground that Beirut has become, no one is safe. Two French newsmen, Reporter Paul Marchand, 27,and Reporter-Photographer Roger Auque, 31, were well aware of that last week as they talked with Anglican Envoy Terry Waite, who was in Beirut again to seek the release of foreigners held by Islamic terrorists. Asked which hostage Waite was trying to free, Marchand jokingly pointed to himself and Auque and replied, "All the hostages -- present and future."

Half an hour later Auque and Marchand were approached by gunmen. One grabbed Auque, struck him on the head with a pistol butt and forced...

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