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Many dead in Lebanon camp clashes

At least 24 people have died and scores have been injured in clashes between the Lebanon army and an armed Palestinian group around a refugee camp in the north of the country.

At least 29 people have been hospitalised in the wake of the battles between the army and Fatah al-Islam, in and around the city of Tripoli.

The Lebanese army said 13 soldiers and and at least ten Fatah al-Islam fighters had died. A civilian was also reported dead.

Fighting broke out between the army and Fatah al-Islam after security forces raided homes in Tripoli to arrest suspects accused of robbing a bank a day earlier.

A Lebanese military source said the army was blasting the camp with tank fire after regaining control of Tripoli.

More than 40 wounded people have contacted Al Jazeera saying they are not able to leave their homes to reach hospitals.

Witnesses reported hearing exc


Added: May-20-2007 
By: Hiroshima
Tags: palestina, lebanon
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