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Fighting spreads in Lebanon

June 24th, 2007 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Ten people have died after clashes between Fateh Al Islam and the Lebanese Army, in Lebanon’s second city.

It comes forty-eight hours after the government declared the battle over.

The fighting has now spread out of the Nahr Al Bared camp and into the neary city of Tripoli.

Two civilians, one soldier, a policeman and at six Fateh Al Islam members are dead. It happened when the Army raided an apartment in the Abu Samra district of the city.

Syria has closed all borders with Lebanon as fears grow that the fighting will escalate and spread across Lebanon and overflow into Syria. Only the Masnaa crossing – on the Beirut-Damascus highway – is open. But there are long queues as people fear that crossing will soon be closed.

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