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Fierce Fighting Continues at North Lebanon Refugee Camp


Lebanese troops have pounded the few remaining compounds of militants inside a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon, as fighting entered its eighth week.

Lebanese military officials say at least three soldiers were killed in Monday's clashes, bringing the total number of troop deaths to 100.

In the latest fighting, troops unleashed artillery shells and exchanged machine gun fire with Fatah al-Islam militants.

The militants responded by launching at least five Katyusha rockets that landed in areas outside of the Nahr al-Bared camp.

In recent days, the Lebanese military has increased efforts to get the remaining militants in the camp to surrender.

More than 170 people have been killed since the standoff began May 20.

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