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Troops battle militants at camp

World in Brief | LEBANON

July 16, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

Lebanese infantry battled Islamic militants at close range deep inside a Palestinian refugee camp and hoisted Lebanon's flag atop buildings, security officials and witnesses said.

Two soldiers were killed in the army's deepest push yet into the Nahr el Bared camp near the northern coastal city of Tripoli, bringing to 98 the number of troops who have died in the conflict that began May 20.

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