Lebanese troops continued to try to dislodge militants from a Palestinian refugee camp outside Tripoli today, extending a two-week siege that has led to the worst violence in the country since the civil war that ended in 1990. At least 84 people have died in the fighting, and more than half of the refugees have fled to another camp.
An agreement makes the camps off-limits to the army, which is using artillery to pound the area in an attempt to drive out Fatah al-Islam, a militant group sympathetic to Al-Qaeda. Palestinian leaders and representatives urged the group to surrender, and a witness told Reuters that army tanks were gathering about half a mile from the camp entrance. (Read more Lebanon stories.)