Monday, May 21, 2007

Violence breaks out in Lebanon

Serious violence has broken out near to Palestinian refugee camps on the outskirts of Tripoli, Lebanon. The battles seem to be between Lebanese armed forces and Fatah al-Islam, a group described by one CNN correspondent as having links with al-Qaeda. Pictures broadcast Live on CNN, Sky News, BBC News 24 and al-Jazeera show thick black smoke rising from a number of spots across the city against a backdrop of heavy gunfire. Al-Jazeera reported that the fighting was in response to rocket attacks on the Palestinian refugee camps situated at Nahr al Bared.

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