Militants clash in south of Lebanon, 2 injured

Militants clash in south of Lebanon, 2 injured
Tue Sep 17, 2013 22:26:30

Heavy clashes have erupted between members of Fatah and Jund al-Sham in the Palestinian refugee camp of Lebanon’s Ain el-Hilweh.

The fighting began when members of Jund al-Sham, which is allied to the Al-Qaeda-inspired group Fatah al-Islam, supposedly broke surveillance cameras set up by Fatah near the militant group's centers to spy on them.

Two people were injured according to Lebanese Daily Star newspaper.

Gunmen used machine guns and rocket propelled grenades in the clashes, which have wounded two fighters so far, the sources said.

The Palestinian Follow-up Committee, which includes representatives from all of the major Palestinian factions, launched contacts to end the fighting and deploy the recently-formed joint security forces in the neighborhood.

Security forces are boosting measures inside the camp after leaders there received strict warnings from Lebanese political and security figures that instability in the camps would not be tolerated.


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