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Militants Fire Rockets as Lebanese Army Bombards Camp


Islamic militants have fired volleys of Katyusha-type rockets in response to a Lebanese army bombardment of their positions inside a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon.

The army says the rockets caused some damage but no casualties several kilometers away from the refugee camp.

Lebanese artillery and tanks continued to pound Fatah al-Islam militants inside the Nahr el-Bared refugee camp near the city of Tripoli.

At least 10 soldiers have died in fighting since Thursday when the army began an artillery barrage on the camp.

Last month, Lebanese officials claimed victory in the fighting, but daily firefights have continued since then.

More than 170 people, including more than 90 Lebanese soldiers, have been killed since the standoff began May 20. Nearly all of the Palestinian refugees living in the camp have fled.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

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