Clashes Reignite in Ayn Helwe Camp in Lebanon

BEIRUT - The Palestinian refugee camp of Ayn el Helwe in the Lebanese southern city of Sidon witnessed renewed fighting on Sunday morning between Fatah Movement and “Jound al Sham”, NNA field correspondent reported.

The clashes are centered at Boustan al Quds junction inside the Camp. Numerous injuries were reported; however, the exact number remains unknown.



Sniper fire terrorizes Sidon neighborhoods after bloody night

NNA field correspondent to the southern city of Sidon reported that at around 8 a.m. on Sunday the neighborhoods of Baasiry and Njassa fell under heavy sniper fire which did not spare Martyrs' Square as well as the roads and building facing Ayn el Helwe Camp.

Despite a ceasefire agreement reached during the night, intermittent clashes continued well into the night between Fatah Movement and Jound el Sham. RPGs and grenades were used in the fighting, while sniper fire cut off most of the roads of the Palestinian refugee camp.

The clashes left three dead and 20 injured people in critical condition. Fires ravaged through homes and cars and properties were left damaged. Many Palestinians were forced to go into the city of Sidon. Even the Lebanese Armed Forces were not spared, as fires targeted their posts at the entrances of the Camp. The LAF retaliated to the source of fire.

Security Forces were forced to redirect traffic for a while from the eastern side of the highway into the seaside road due to heavy sniping activity.