Member of Joint Palestinian Security Forces Killed in Ain el-Hilweh Clashes

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Cautious calm prevailed on Friday at the southern Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh following armed clashes that left two dead and several wounded, the National News Agency reported.

The clashes, that saw the use of bombs and sniper shooting in al-Fawqani street, subsided early Friday.

It first began when an armed group affiliated to fugitive Bilal Abou Arqoub opened fire at the Joint Palestinians Security Forces center in the camp, NNA said.

One man, identified as Obaida the son of Bilal Abu Arqoub, was killed and eight others were wounded.

A member of the Joint Palestinians Forces, Abu Ali Talal, who was wounded in Thursday's fight succumbed to his wounds on Friday, it added.

Ain el-Hilweh is the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, and it is the scene of regular clashes.

Comments 2
Thumb shab 18 August 2017, 21:04

Clear the camps. Send them home.

Missing phillipo 19 August 2017, 08:05

This unfortunately will continue as long as the Lebanese Government and Armed Forces allow these heavily armed militias to roam the country without any control.
It is time for the Lebanese Government to take sole control of ALL Lebanese territory.