LEBANESE MILITARY CONTINUES TO BOMBARD ISLAMIC MILITANTS
A plume of smoke rises from the center of Nahr al-Bared Palestinian refugee camp, near Tripoli, on Tuesday June 5, 2007. The Lebanese military continues bombarding positions held by the Islamic militant group Fatah al-Islam. (UPI Photo)
Lebanon's military is struggling to maintain a modicum of security in a country that's lurching toward another sectarian showdown, fueled largely by the civil war raging next door in Syria, a state that's shed much Lebanese blood over the years.
Security sources in Lebanon said Friday that 11 people were injured when pro-Islamist demonstrators opened fire on the country's youth minister.
If reports a senior terrorist was killed in Syria are true, it could be a sign of a growing presence of jihadist veterans in what could become a sectarian war.
Palestinian refugees caught a suspected top commander of a militant group hiding near the besieged Nahr al-Bared camp in Lebanon.
The Lebanese army conducted a pair of raids Wednesday in northern Lebanon as part of an effort to oust militants seeking refuge there.
The Lebanese army on Friday resumed heavy strikes against militants holed up in a refugee camp near Tripoli.
Civilians were fleeing a Palestinian refugee camp in north Lebanon as the Lebanese Army reportedly prepared to go after Fatah al-Islam fighters.
Lebanese soldiers and Islamic militants traded fire Saturday as fighting at a refugee camp near Tripoli entered its fifth week.
Getting civilians out of a Palestinian refugee camp where battles are raging in northern Lebanon may not be as easy as the Lebanese prime minister hopes.
The Palestinian Fatah movement in Lebanon is assuming a leading role in trying to defuse the ongoing battles between Islamic militants and the army.