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Jon Stephenson Photo-Essay: Under Siege in North Lebanon

For the past month the Lebanese Army has been shelling Fatah Al Islam insurgents who have infiltrated Nahr Al Bared refugee camp in north Lebanon. The fighting has caused an estimated 20,000 Palestinian refugees to flee to the relative safety of Beddawi refugee camp near Tripoli. New Zealand foreign correspondent, Jon Stephenson, was there and filed this photo essay report for Scoop.

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Lebanese military checkpoint at Tripoli on the road to Nahr Al Bared refugee camp, where Fatah Al Islam insurgents have been fighting the Lebanese Army for the past month.

Shelling of Nahr Al Bared refugee camp, where Fatah Al Islam insurgents have been fighting the Lebanese Army for the past month.

Beddawi Camp has been swamped after many thousands of Palestinians fled there following fighting between the Lebanese Army and Fatah Al Islam insurgents, who had infiltrated the Palestinian camp at Nahr Al Bared.

Lebanese children playing with the remains of a Rocket Propelled Grenade that was fired at Lebanese soldiers by Fatah Al Islam insurgents inside the Palestinian refugee camp at Nahr Al Bared, northern Lebanon.

For More Scoop Reports on this issue, see…

Scoop News: Lebanese Army Shoots Civilians At Badawi Camp - Rania Masri, Ph.D, reports that the Lebanese Army opened fire on unarmed civilians protesting against the ongoing shelling of Palestinian refugee camp in north Lebanon. Two were killed, 27 wounded, 3 critically after having been shot above their waist. More >>

Scoop News: Palestinians Suffer As Lebanon Unites Behind Army Sophie McNeill writes: As Lebanon unites behind its army, ordinary Palestinian civilians are left paying the price. More >>

Scoop News: Lebanon: Siege Tightens Grip On Nahr el Bared Report by Prof. Rami Zurayk & Photo-Essay by Tanya Traboulsi - Heavy fighting continues unabated for the fourth week between the Lebanese army and the radical Islamist group Fateh al Islam in the Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr el Bared in North Lebanon. The Lebanese army is tightening its grip on the 2 square kilometre camp area, home to 40,000 Palestinian refugees, most of whom have fled to the neighbouring camp of Beddawi and to the Beirut camps of Chatila and Borj al Barajneh. More >>

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