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|Lebanon army 'wins camp battle'
||Lebanon army 'wins camp battle'
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Lebanon says a military operation against Islamist fighters based in a Palestinian refugee camp has ended after a month-long battle.
Defence Minister Elias Murr said all of Fatah al-Islam's positions in the Nahr al-Bared camp had been destroyed.
The leaders of the group were now on the run, Mr Murr said.
More than 150 people have died at the camp, including at least 20 civilians, in Lebanon's worst internal violence since the end of the 1975-90 civil war.
"I can notify the Lebanese that the military operation is over," Mr Murr told Lebanese TV, saying the army had "crushed those terrorists".
"What is happening now is some clean-up that the army's heroes are carrying out, and dismantling some mines."
Troops would continue to pursue the leaders and remaining fighter of Fatah al-Islam, Mr Murr said, suggesting that some clashes could still flare up inside the refugee camp.
Nahr al-Bared, near the northern city of Tripoli, was home to 30,000 people before the fighting broke out.
Large parts of the camp have been left in ruins after a bitter struggle that began in late May.