Lebanese Red Cross Workers Killed Outside Palestinian Camp

The pair’s vehicle was hit by either gunfire or a shell fired from within the camp- Aljazeera.

Lebanese Red Cross employees wait to enter the Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr al-Bared in northern Lebanon, 05 June 2007. Two Lebanese Red Cross workers were killed by bullets fired from inside the refugee camp where the army is besieging Islamist militiamen.(AFP/Ramzi Haidar)

They were escorting Muslim clerics who were going to negotiate for peace.
ADN Kronos reported:

Two Lebanese Red Cross workers were shot dead Monday afternoon outside a Palestinian refugee camp at the centre of clashes between Lebanese soldiers and Islamist fighters.

According to unconfirmed reports, the pair were shot as they were escorting away from the camp some Muslim clerics trying to negotiate an end to the standoff. Earlier, the army fired artillery shells at militants from Fatah al-Islam entrenched in the camp near the northern city Tripoli.

At least 11 people were killed in clashes near the camp over the weekend.

Lebanese troops have been trying to crush the radical Islamist group since fighting first broke out in the camp on 20 May.

Some 3,000 civilians are still thought to be inside the camp, which contained an estimated 30,000 people before the violence.

The fighting, which has left at least 125 people dead.

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