Explosion near army post kills soldier in north Lebanon

May 31st, 2008 - 9:00 pm ICT by admin  

Beirut, May 31 (DPA) An explosion shook the area near an army post Saturday in north Lebanon, killing one soldier, Lebanese security sources said. The explosion occurred in Al Abedeh near the northern port city of Tripoli, the sources said. One soldier was killed in the blast. Other details were not available.

Northern Lebanon witnessed in May 2007 fierce battles between the Lebanese army and the Sunni fundamentalist Fatah al-Islam, who were holed inside the Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr al Bared on the outskirts of Tripoli.

The clashes crushed the group and killed most of its leaders. The head of the fundamentalist group with links to Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda, Shaker Al Abbsi, is still at large.

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