Lebanon army takes control of camp after battle

BEIRUT Sun Sep 2, 2007 9:27am EDT

Lebanese soldiers on armoured personnel carriers patrol the outskirts of the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in north Lebanon September 2, 2007. REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim

Lebanese soldiers on armoured personnel carriers patrol the outskirts of the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in north Lebanon September 2, 2007.

Credit: Reuters/Omar Ibrahim

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese army took full control on Sunday of a Palestinian camp where it has been battling Islamist militants for more than three months, a senior security source said.

"The battle is over. The Lebanese army has seized the last positions of Fatah al-Islam in the camp," the source told Reuters, in reference to the Nahr al-Bared camp in north Lebanon.

"Most of the terrorists were killed today the others have been captured. A few might have escaped but the army is hunting them down," the source added.

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