Lebanon News

Fatah trades fire with Islamists in Ain al-Hilweh

Palestinian Abd al-Hamid al-Saadi is treated at the Labib Medical Center in Sidon, after he got injured in an exchange of fire between Fatah and Islamist gunmen in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh, Tuesday, July 31, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

SIDON, Lebanon: Fatah and Islamist gunmen traded fire in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh Tuesday evening after an individual dispute escalated into an armed clash, leaving six men wounded.

A security source from the camp told The Daily Star that a fight between a juice seller and an Islamist resident quickly developed into an exchange of fire between the two groups that left people from both factions as well as civilians wounded.

Meanwhile, Lebanese Army Military Intelligence arrested two Palestinians Tuesday on charges of establishing an armed gang in the southern coastal city of Sidon and carrying out various crimes.

The two, identified as Mohammad Abdel Mohti and Bilal Asaad Nasrallah, are also accused of carrying out armed muggings and robberies in Sidon Sunday and Monday.

The two men have been transferred to the relevantjudicial authority.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on August 01, 2012, on page 4.




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