Fatah al-Islam fires rockets into civilian areas

BEIRUT: In a unexpected escalation in fighting at Nahr al-Bared refugee camp, Fatah al-Islam militants fired on Friday at least 15 107mm Katyusha rockets at towns surrounding the camp. A Lebanese Army statement said random rockets fired from inside the camp left one civilian dead and several others wounded.

An army source told The Daily Star that between seven and nine rockets had been fired at intervals towards Minyeh, Arqa, Beit Hadara and Deir Ammar Friday morning, wounding at least three civilians.

“It looks like they found these rockets abandoned inside the camp and are using them, hopefully they don’t have many of them,” the source said.

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