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13 November, Tuesday


Renewed clashes in Lebanese refugee camp leave two dead

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Two people were killed Tuesday in renewed clashes in Southern Lebanon's Mieh Mieh refugee camp, according to a local security source. 
 
Violent clashes first erupted in the camp on Monday between Hezbollah-backed members of the Ansar Allah group and the Palestinian Fatah movement.
 
A Palestinian security source told Anadolu Agency that the clashes -- in which both sides used rockets and machine guns -- had continued on Tuesday, leaving at least two Fatah members dead. 
 
The source, insisting on anonymity due to the issue’s sensitivity, added that at least 20 others -- from both sides -- had been injured in the fighting so far.
 
In a Tuesday statement, Palestinian resistance movement Hamas said a cease-fire had been hammered out at a meeting of representatives from leading Palestinian factions held at the Lebanese army’s nearby regional headquarters. 
 
Located roughly four kilometers east of the Lebanese city of Sidon, all three groups -- Fatah, Hamas and Ansar Allah -- reportedly maintain an armed presence inside the camp.
 
Established in 1954, the Mieh Mieh refugee camp is currently home to some 5,000 Palestinian refugees.

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