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Amid a fragile cease-fire, family's ordeal begins

In Beirut, injured boy doesn't know of brother's death

By Rana Fil
Globe Correspondent / August 17, 2006

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BEIRUT -- Hassan Rahi has not been told his brother is dead. As the 13-year-old lies in pain on a hospital bed with severe injuries to his face and body, he carefully observes every movement of his mother, Sobhiya, awaiting word about his brother Hussein, 16. But so far, she can't bear to tell him the truth. (Full article: 516 words)

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