Islamic group attempts truce in Lebanon fighting

May 22, 2007 14:28

The Islamic terror group beseiged by Lebanese troops in a northern refugee camp said Tuesday it would cease firing in the latest attempt to bring a truce in three days of heavy fighting. At least two such attempts at a cease-fire have quickly fallen apart in the battle between the Lebanese military and the Fatah Islam terror group, whose fighters are holed up in the Nahr el-Bared refugee camp outside the northern port city of Tripoli. Fatah Islam will observe a cease-fire beginning at 2:30 p.m. (11:30 GMT) and expected it to hold "if the Lebanese army abides by it," spokesman Abu Salim Taha told The Associated Press from inside the camp.

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