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Lebanese Army Bombards Militants in Camp


The Lebanese army says it is closing in on militants inside a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon.

Lebanese troops bombarded Islamic militant positions Saturday and the Fatah al-Islam militants responded with artillery and rocket fire.

Military sources say militants launched eight Katyusha rockets at positions outside the Nahr el-Bared camp, near the city of Tripoli. No military casualties were confirmed from today's violence.

But military officials say a soldier who was wounded in clashes Friday died today. At least 11 soldiers have been killed in fighting since Thursday.

More than 170 people, including at least 96 Lebanese soldiers, have been killed since the standoff began May 20. Nearly all of the Palestinian refugees living in the camp have fled.

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

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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