Fighting has broke out again in several parts of Lebanon at once.
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Background: Fighting has broke out again in several parts of Lebanon at once. Palestinian guerrillas and Lebanese army regulars clashed in West Beirut on Wednesday (13 February) as rival rightist militiamen pounded each other with artillery in northern Lebanon. But all was reported quiet in the troubled southern region on Wednesday (13 February) after days of heavy barrages between the Falangist Party militiamen and Palestinian guerrillas.
SYNOPSIS: The heavy artillery pounding lasted several days. In the market town of Nabatiyeh, at least four people were reported injured and extensive damage left hundreds homeless.
The port city co biblical Tyre and the rightist village of Deir Mimas were also pounded in the exchanges.
The Christian militiamen, under the command of Major Sa'ad Haddad, control the strip of territory between the Israel border and the United Nations peacekeeping force. The almost continuous fighting between the militiamen and the Palestinian guerrillas has led to a mass exodus from the area in the past year.
Lebanese government figures who that in the past five years two hundred and fifty thousand people have been driven from their homes in South Lebanon. Ten thousand homes have been destroyed and ten villages demolished in the fighting.
Late in January, Lebanon's Prime Minister Selim Al-Hoss discussed the problem with Ministers from other Arab countries and the Arab League. He said the question of South Lebanon was a joint Arab cause and Arab solidarity with Lebanon was vital. The Arab League has pledged two billion dollars to aid the homeless families.