Lebanon: Army bombards militants in refugee camp

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July 30, 2007 14:07

The army unleashed tank and artillery fire Monday on the remaining hideouts of al-Qaida-inspired militants holed up in a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon, continuing fighting that killed a soldier overnight, a senior military official reported. The death late Sunday raised to 122 the number of troops killed since fighting with Fatah Islam militants entrenched in the Nahr el-Bared camp erupted May 20, the official said. "The fighting continues in the last stronghold of the (Fatah Islam) gunmen," the official told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.


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