Fighting flares again at Palestinian refugee camp

June 10, 2007 11:51

Sporadic gunfire and artillery shelling rang out from a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon on Sunday as the army fought to uproot Fatah Islam militants holed up in the settlement. The intermittent fighting came a day after some of the heaviest fighting since June 1, when the Lebanese army _ using tanks and artillery _ launched a fresh offensive to drive out the Fatah Islam militants. Security officials said five soldiers were killed during the intense fighting Saturday and 15 wounded, some seriously. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to give official statements.

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