People walk near bullet riddled houses in Ain al-Hilweh, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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As the current calm in south Lebanon's Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh held for another day, the the streets still atood littered with burned out cars and destroyed shops Thursday. Business owners near the camp joined calls for the warring factions to end repeated clashes, saying that it was affecting their work. However, some Sidon residents said they believed things would only get worse in the Palestinian confine. In the camp's winding, tight and crowded streets it wasn't immediately clear which faction controlled what area.The forces were deployed in July 2014 to maintain the camp's security and investigate various security incidents but were disbanded on Feb. 18 .The force's mission is to hand over suspects wanted by the Lebanese state who are seeking refuge at the camp.With services suspended, garbage began to accumulate in the camp, prompting residents to protest.The latest round of fighting didn't only impact the camp's residents but also led to protests in the nearby town of Sidon.North Lebanon's Nahr al-Bared camp was destroyed in 2007 following a three-month-long battle between the Army and militants of the Fatah al-Islam faction.
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