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In Beirut, the old front line remains a poorly healed wound


REPORT - The clashes of October 14 have awakened memories of the civil war in the heart of the Lebanese capital.

Special envoy to Beirut.

A vintage Bentley and the wreckage of a Volkswagen Beetle with flat tires, vestiges of a vanished time, are parked on Badaro Street, Christian artery of the demarcation line, the former front line of the Lebanese civil war in Beirut .

The suction cup cars are parked at the foot of a building on the roof of which was posted, on October 14, a sniper during a demonstration which degenerated into deadly clashes.

Shiite militiamen targeted him.

The front of the top five floors is riddled with bullets, the apartment windows smashed.

Sheltered in the corridors and in the cellars, the occupants of the premises experienced a long period of anguish.

Infernal spiral

Their fear has not completely dissipated, judging by their wish to testify anonymously.

“The types of Amal

(a movement led by the Shiite leader Nabih Berri, Editor's note) laid

siege to the building

, says A., a fifty-something.

I immediately thought, like everyone else, of the past,

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Source: lefigaro

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