Lebanon: Fighting Continues for Third Day

“Gunbattles erupted between Lebanese troops and Islamist militiamen around a Palestinian refugee camp today, the third day of fierce fighting that has killed dozens of people.
Black plumes of smoke billowed into the sky as troops fired tank shells and artillery at positions of Fatah al-Islam, a shadowy Sunni militant group accused of links to al-Qaeda whose members are entrenched in the Nahr al-Bared camp near the Mediterranean coast.
It is the bloodiest internal feuding in Lebanon since the 1975-1990 civil war and has triggered deep concerns about the security of a country still battling sectarian division and a months-old political crisis,” writes Leila from Lebanon.

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