The Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr al-Bared in north Lebanon The families of Islamist militants, besieged by Lebanese troops for three months at a Palestinian refugee camp, have been granted safe passage out.I SURE HOPE THE LEBANESE ARMY CHECKED TO MAKE SURE THOSE FLEEING WERE REALLY WOMEN.
An army statement said 25 women and 38 children left the camp, adding that two of the children were taken to hospital.
Security sources say the evacuation deal may open the way for a final assault by troops, but the army has made predictions of victory before. Nearly 300 people - mostly soldiers and militants - have died in the fighting.
Most of the 40,000 Palestinian refugees living in Nahr al-Bared camp, near the northern port city of Tripoli, fled in the weeks after the conflict started in May.
A temporary truce was agreed between the military and the Fatah al-Islam militants to allow the civilians to leave the camp.
Friday, August 24, 2007
BBC: Truce as women flee Lebanon camp