At Least 40 Dead in Lebanon Skirmish
Posted on May 20, 2007
At least 40 people have been killed during a day of intense fighting between the Lebanese army and Fatah Islam, a splinter Palestinian militant group in Lebanon.
Fighting between Lebanese troops and Islamist gunmen from a Palestinian refugee camp has killed at least 40 people in Tripoli, northern Lebanon.
Some 15 fighters from the radical Fatah Islam group and 23 Lebanese soldiers died in intense battles, reports said.
At least two civilians were also killed and a further 40 reportedly hurt in the worst internal fighting Lebanon has seen since the civil war ended in 1990.