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May 25, 2007

Update On Fighting In Lebanon

Topics: Lebanon

Blacksmiths of Lebanon (hat tip - Jules Crittenden) has the details on the renewed fighting and attempted breakout at Nahr el Bared, including a roll of honor on Lebanese soldiers killed there.

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In other reporting on the situation in Lebanon, France Backs Army Crackdown on Fatah al-Islam (thanks to a new French president with cojones), Hooded%20Islamocoward.jpgSniper Fire Targets Exodus From Nahr al-Bared (as expected of the extremists, Fatah al-Islam fighters are accused of using civilians as "human shields"), Fatah al-Islam Preparing for Final Showdown With Army (hooded Fatah al-Islam fighters have fanned through the residential districts of north Lebanon's Nahr al-Bared Palestinian refugee camp in preparation for what appears to be a final showdown with the Lebanese army - apparently the "brave" Islamists are too cowardly to show their faces), and a Gaza-based Group Vows to Help Fatah al-Islam (a Gaza-based Palestinian group of radical thugs that follows al-Qaida ideology has said it was willing to help terrorists from Fatah al-Islam holed up in the northern refugee camp of Nahr al-Bared, saying it in the usual blitherings of Islamothugs of defending their "brothers" and other motivational crap).

Yesterday, Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora vowed in an address to the nation on Thursday his government would crush the Islamic militants. Whether or not the rag-tag, relatively untrained, Lebanese Army is capable of a surgical operation to kill the terrorists and spare the lives of the Palestinian civilians, remains to be seen.

Posted by John Doe at May 25, 2007 2:21 PM

Our Lebanese friends need all the support they can get at this critical time. The hezbollah problem lingers in the background of this al-Qaeda issue. Appearance-wise, Hezbollah is sitting back, for now, but what about when the Lebanese Army needs to deal with the Hezbollah problem of demanding more influence in the Leb. govt.?

Posted by: Richard at May 25, 2007 3:35 PM



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