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Entries from May 2007

Thousands flee refugee camp violence

May 22nd, 2007 · No Comments · Lebanon

Thousands of refugees are becoming refugees for a second time. They have taken advantage of a gap in the fighting to leave the Nahr Al Bared Palestinian refugee camp near Tripoli. Many are taking refuge in the nearby Bedawi camp. Humanitarian organisations are warning residents are running out of food and water.

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Ceasefire hopes, amid humanitarian crisis in Lebanon

May 22nd, 2007 · 3 Comments · Lebanon

Fateh Al Islam has accepted a government offer of a ceasefire. They say they will stop attacks if the army does not attack them. The army has responded by saying they never fire first. Humanitarian organisations say it’s vital to have a break in fighting to get food and water to the 40,000 refugees trapped […]

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Serenity amid Chaos

May 22nd, 2007 · 1 Comment · Lebanon, Media

By Serene in Beirut. “Watch it, Sunni Beirutis who believe – possibly even now, as you sit at home worried and deeply saddened about the bomb explosion in the very area that you never could visit once until the Saudi-installed so-called leader you love more in death than you did during his tragically ended life […]

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Militants agree to government ceasefire

May 21st, 2007 · No Comments · Lebanon

Fateh Al Islam agrees to ceasefire, according to the latest wires. Moments ago, the AFP were quoting government sources which said that THEY were offering a ceasefire. Both sides have put conditions that the other side does not attack them.

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7 injured by bomb in west Beirut

May 21st, 2007 · No Comments · Lebanon

7 people have been injured in a car bomb in Rue Verdun. Verdun is the most expensive shopping street in the Arab World, in a Muslim area of the city.

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Fateh Al Islam says it is defending "Sunni Islam"

May 21st, 2007 · No Comments · Lebanon

The leader of Fateh Al Islam has told Al Jazeera that his fight against the army is designed to defend “Sunni Islam” in Lebanon. He refused to expand – saying that it is a “complicated story”.

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Lebanese army calls ceasefire in Tripoli

May 21st, 2007 · No Comments · Lebanon

The Lebanese army says it is ready for a ceasefire with Fateh Al Islam in Tripoli, if the group agrees to stop its attacks. It is the most advernturous activity by the army since the Civil War, and shows that they have clearly received training and funds from outside the country. During the Israeli war […]

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Lebanon update: 9 more dead

May 21st, 2007 · No Comments · Lebanon

9 more people have been killed as the Army fights Al Qaeda linked group Fateh Al Islam. Schools and shops have been shut as fighting spreads outside the Nahr Al Bared refugee camp. 40,000 people are trapped inside the camp, which has been blocked by the Army. Fateh Al Islam accuses the Army of attacking […]

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Large explosion in central Beirut – 1 dead

May 21st, 2007 · 2 Comments · Lebanon

A large explosion has hit Ashrafieh in Beirut. One person is dead and at least six others are injured. The victim died when a bomb went off under a car and knocked the wall of her house down. It happened next to a shopping centre. It follows battles in Tripoli between the Army and an […]

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Update: at least 48 now dead in Tripoli

May 20th, 2007 · 10 Comments · Lebanon

The death toll keeps rising. 48 now dead. Many more injured. And far more trapped inside the camp.

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