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Fatah official killed in Lebanon refugee camp

File - Palestinians from various factions carry kalashnikovs as they stand guard in the refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh near Sidon, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

SIDON, Lebanon: Masked gunmen shot and killed a Fatah Movement official in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh Monday, security sources told The Daily Star.

Col. Jamil Zaydan was shot 17 times while he was walking toward his house, a medical source at the hospital where he was transferred said.

Zaydan recently became a member of the joint security committee in Ain el-Hilweh which is comprised of all Palestinian factions with the aims of maintaining security at Lebanon’s largest camp.

Security forces deployed heavily in the camp and launched an investigation into the shooting incident.

 

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