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Lebanon Army, Islamic Militants Clash

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Lebanon Army, Islamic Militants Clash

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Lebanon Army, Islamic Militants Clash

Lebanon Army, Islamic Militants Clash

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Fighting continues around a Palestinian refugee camp that's been in Lebanon since the 1940s. An Islamist group in the camp has battled for weeks with Lebanon's army. According to Lebanese police, the latest fighting broke out Sunday when the Islamic militants opened fire on Lebanese troops positioned on the edge of the camp. Police reported two deaths.

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Now here's an update on another aspect of the Middle East conflict that has roots even earlier than the Six Day War. Fighting continues around a Palestinian refugee camp that's been in Lebanon since the 1940s. An Islamist group in that camp has battled for weeks with Lebanon's army. According to Lebanese police, the latest fighting broke out yesterday when the Islamist militants opened fire on Lebanese troops positioned at the edge of the camp. Police reported two deaths. No official word was given for militant casualties or civilian casualties.

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