Fresh clashes in northern Lebanon

Lebanese troops and Islamist militants have clashed in the city of Tripoli for a second day, after earlier violence left about 50 people dead.
Troops shelled Fatah al-Islam positions around the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp, the focus of much of Sunday's fighting.

More than 20 soldiers and 20 militants were killed in Sunday's clashes, and an unconfirmed number of civilians.

It was Lebanon's bloodiest internal fighting since the country's civil war ended 17 years ago.

The information minister said troops would hunt down the Islamist group.

"There are security procedures under way," Ghazi Aridi said. "We had casualties, but we will continue and those cells have also suffered casualties."

Mr Aridi said the militants killed on Sunday included "key leaders who have carried out and have been planning to carry out large attacks".


If the elected Lebanese Govt cant sort it out there are plenty of others who will have a go! Allowing armed militias to rule large parts of the country as private fiefdoms is a recipe for civil war!
With you there ugly. Apparently the camp is off limits to Lebanese officialdom and has been for 38 years!!! 8O Methinks things are about to change.

Somebody said somewhere else that the Palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. Fcuking idiots - waste of oxygen all of them.

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