Lebanon strife is escalating

BEIRUT - Two soldiers and two Islamists were killed as clashes between the Lebanese army and the shadowy Fatah al-Islam group, including the siege of militants in a northern camp, spread to a refugee camp in the south, the army said yesterday.

BEIRUT - Two soldiers and two Islamists were killed as clashes between the Lebanese army and the shadowy Fatah al-Islam group, including the siege of militants in a northern camp, spread to a refugee camp in the south, the army said yesterday.

The death toll from the worst fighting since the 1975-1990 civil war now stands at 107, according to an AFPtally. - Sapa-AFP

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