Lebanese army battles militants around refugee camp

Battles raged around a Palestinian refugee camp in north Lebanon on Friday as Lebanese troops tried to tighten the noose around al Qaeda-inspired militants holed up there. Security sources said elite forces were trying to dislodge the group called Fatah al-Islam from some front positions on the edge of Nahr al-Bared camp while artillery batteries pounded the area. A Fatah al-Islam source said the militants had repulsed all attacks on its positions in seven hours of fierce fighting. Full Story

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