Lebanon News

Calm returns to refugee camp after clashes

Lebanese soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint outside of the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh, near Sidon, Tuesday, June 19, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

SIDON, Lebanon: Calm returned to the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh in Sidon Saturday following clashes that left three people wounded.

Members of the Islamist group Jund al-Sham exchanged fire with an official in the Fatah movement Friday night, prompting the Palestinian Follow-Up Committee to convene for an emergency meeting.

The committee described the event as unfortunate and merely a personal dispute with no political or security dimensions, in a statement released Saturday.

It also affirmed the need to preserve stability and security in the southern camp, adding that problems should be resolved within the framework of the committee.





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