Outside a Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon near the southern port of Sidon, Lebanon, Islamic militants linked to Jund al-Sham (a terrorist group) attacked Lebanese troops that were in deployment. What began with rock throwing escalated into an exchange of fire, wounding one soldier and two civilians, while causing hundreds to flee. Reportedly, some took refuge in a mosque. A similar exchange between the same militant group occurred two weeks ago.
Lebanese authorities believe that several fugitives wanted by Lebanese authorities are hiding in the Palestinian refugee camp. Lebanon is refusing to remove the army from the area until certain people sought by the Lebanese authorities and believed to be in the refugee camp are released.
Paul H. Masters is a former CPA with Grant Thornton, having worked as an associate tax attorney for Baker & McKenzie and Vinson & Elkins, currently serving as an assistant attorney general. These opinons are those solely of the author, and to not represent those of his past or current employers.