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Lebanon: Two dead in Beirut clashes near Palestinian camp

1st Jul 2014
Lebanon: Two dead in Beirut clashes near Palestinian camp

Clashes erupted between rival groups near a Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut Monday, leaving at least two people dead, according to several local media reports.

Media said the clashes were between supporters of Shaker al-Berjawi, head of the Arab Movement Party, and allied gunmen from the Zir and Droubi families, against rival groups.

The state-run National News Agency identified those who were killed in the fighting as Palestinians Wael al-Tull and Jamil al-Issawi. A number of others were wounded in the fighting.

The army has been dispatched to the camp, located on the southern edge of Beirut.

Berjawi supporters, who back Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, have engaged in several Syria-related battles with their opponents in the Lebanese capital in recent years.

In March, one person was killed and more than a dozen wounded when clashes erupted between Berjawi supporters and salafis in the same area.


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