21 June 2007

Lebanon reportedly defeats Fatah al-Islam

Lebanon has declared victory over the Palestinian militant group Fatah al-Islam, which it had been fighting for about a month. According to Lebanese Defence Minister Elias Murr, the Lebanese army had "crushed those terrorists". Over 150 people, including 20 civilians, were killed in the conflict between the army and Fatah al-Islam.

According to Murr, the leaders of the Palestinian group are on the run, and are being pursued by the Lebanese army (BBC).

A much-needed victory for Lebanon, as long as it sticks.

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