Fierce clashes rock Palestinian refugee camp
SIDON | Residents fled the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon on Sunday as clashes between security forces and radical Islamists intensified for the third day.
Ambulances rushed the wounded to hospitals near the Ein el-Hilweh camp in the port city of Sidon, and Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency reported that four people were killed since the fighting began Friday.
Fighters armed with assault rifles and truck-mounted rocket-propelled grenades traded fire inside.
Traces of violence spilled beyond the camp’s boundaries, and Lebanon’s authorities closed the highway connecting the city to southern Lebanon. Sidon’s government hospital was struck by a rocket.