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Palestinian Refugees Flee Camp in Northern Lebanon

Dozens of Palestinian refugees are leaving a refugee camp in northern Lebanon, clearing the way for a possible renewed army assault on Islamic militants in the camp.

Some of the last remaining refugees in the Nahr al-Bared camp near the city of Tripoli left the camp Wednesday.

The Lebanese army has been battling Fatah al-Islam militants inside the camp since May 20. Almost all of the 31,000 Palestinian refugees have now left the camp.

More than 170 people have been killed in the fighting. A sniper killed a Lebanese soldier Tuesday.

The army says it has seized all the militants' positions on the outskirts of the camp and is poised for a final assault on the remaining militants in the camp.

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