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Lebanon: army chief says final assault on camp is ‘imminent’

Lebanese troops stormed an Islamic militant hideout in a Palestinian refugee camp, killing eight fighters, state-run media reported. A Lebanese army commander said the final assault to crush the remaining Fatah Islam fighters there was “imminent.” The army pounded Fatah Islam’s remaining positions with artillery, tank fire and rocket-propelled grenades, the National News Agency and witnesses said. The five-hour bombardment on Saturday created plumes of heavy black smoke above the Nahr el-Bared refugee camp in northern Lebanon, witnesses reported. Full Story

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