Two died and one other was injured when artillery shells landed in and around Haddath, a suburb of the Lebanese capital, Beirut on January 12.
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Background: HADDATH, LEBANON
Two died and one other was injured when artillery shells landed in and around Haddath, a suburb of the Lebanese capital, Beirut on January 12. Some of the shells exploded near the presidential palace, said Beirut Radio. Two people had been killed earlier in the day, following the deaths of a further three men the day before. The outlying areas of Beirut have seen fierce fighting in recent months between Christian and Druze Moslem factions. The fresh outbreak of violence came as United States special envoy, Mr. Philip Habib, headed back to the Middle East to try to speed up talks on an Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon. Mr. Habib announced he was returning at the request of President Reagan, who is reported to be concerned at the slow progress on the talks. The announcement followed a fifth round of talks in the northern Israeli town of Kiryat Shmona, which again failed to agree on the agenda for discussing the normalisation of relations and an Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.
Source: REUTERS - TEWFIC GHAZZAWI