Palestinians and Syrians launch attacks with heavy machine guns and RPGs in South Lebanon, 7 killed


Syrian refugee camp lebanonSeveral people were killed on Monday in clashes that broke out at the Palestinian refugee camp of Mieh Mieh in the southern city of Sidon, reported the National News Agency.

It said that seven people were killed and ten others were wounded in the unrest that started as an individual dispute ten days ago.

The clash saw the use of medium and heavy machineguns and rocket-propelled grenades.

The army has since taken strict security measures around the camp in order to prevent the situation from escalating.

Some of the dead have been identified as Palestinians and Syrians Ahmed Rashid and his brother Rashid, Abou Youssef al-Mohti, and Mohammed Qatish.

The wounded include Mohammed Zidane, Mustapha Nahal, and Youssef Adwan.

Fatah military commander Munir al-Maqdah told NNA that various factions at the camp tried to ease the tensions caused by the individual dispute, but they failed.

The armed clash later erupted on Monday between supporters of Jamal Suleiman’s Ansar Ullah group and others of Ahmed Rashid.

Palestinian factions, in coordination with the army, are working on resolving the dispute, Maqdah added to NNA.