August 11, 2020

Lebanon family restless as it awaits missing ‘heroes’

Qartaba (Lebanon) (AFP) – Three firefighters. One Lebanese family. The same restless wait. Rita Hitti has not slept a wink since the Beirut port blast, when her firefighting son, nephew and son-in-law went missing. “In one piece or several, we want our sons back,” she told AFP from the Hitti family’s home in the mountain town of Qartaba, north of Beirut.”We have been waiting for the remains for six days,” she added, dark circles under her eyes.Najib Hitti, 27, Charbel Hitti, 22 and Charbel Karam, 37, all relatives, left together in one firetruck to douse a port blaze believed to have sparked t…


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