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Fighting resumes in northern Lebanon

Gunbattles resume early on Tuesday between Lebanese troops and Islamic extremists in northern Lebanon, on the third day of bloody clashes that have left a total of 58 people dead.
AFP | By HT Correspondent, Nahr Al- Bared, Lebanon
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2007 10:55 AM IST

Gunbattles resumed early on Tuesday between Lebanese troops and Islamic extremists in northern Lebanon, on the third day of bloody clashes that have left a total of 58 people dead.

Troops exchanged tank, artillery and machingun fire with extremists entrenched in the Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr al-Bared near the northern coastal city of Tripoli, he said.

The area had witnessed a relative calm overnight, interrupted by sporadic fire, police said.

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