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Saturday, August 5, 2006

Caught in the crossfire

NEWTON

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When they left for their summer holiday, the Bridi family were looking forwarded to fun, good food, and reunions with friends and family.

Instead, they got war.

For Gerard and Leila Bridi -- both Beirut natives -- the sudden outbreak of hostilities between Hezbollah and Israel was a grim reminder of wars that have torn Lebanon apart for decades.

And for 10 days, the family had no idea when and if they would return to their house on a quiet street not far from City Hall, where they have lived since moving to Newton 12 years ago.

Read more about the Bridi family's saga in tomorrow's Globe West.

-- Connie Paige

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