Islamic Radicals Hit Lebanese Army from Second Palestinian Camp

[Washington Post] Ellen Knickmeyer - Islamic radicals attacked Lebanon's army from a second Palestinian refugee camp Sunday, heightening fears that the country faces a gravely destabilizing offensive by the militant groups that hide out in the country's 12 camps. Sunday's clash occurred on the outskirts of Ein al-Hilweh near the southern city of Sidon, where authorities said Jund al-Sham fighters - who are mostly Lebanese but with strong links to Syria - fired rocket-propelled grenades at an army checkpoint on the camp's edge. Residents and authorities described three hours of fighting with heavy machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons.

2007-06-04 01:00:00

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