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Armed clashes erupt in Ein El-Hilweh camp

September 22, 2016 at 6:20 pm

Armed clashes erupted in the Ein El-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in south Lebanon between Fatah factions and member of Fatah Al-Sham yesterday evening, a Lebanese security source said.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source told the Anadolu Agency: “The Ein El-Hilweh camp in Sidon witnessed, late on Wednesday evening, armed clashes between elements of Bilal Badr’s group [Fatah Al-Sham] and member of the Fatah movement.

The groups used “different tpes of machine guns and rockets.”

He added that the clashes “resulted in material damage and the displacement of a number of residents from some neighbourhoods in the camp”, adding that no injuries or deaths were reported.

The cause of the clashes was not revealed.