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    Fighting between right-wing and left-wing force continued throughout Lebanon and its capital city Beirut over the weekend.

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    Fighting between right-wing and left-wing force continued throughout Lebanon and its capital city Beirut over the weekend.

    SYNOPSIS: Left-wing gunmen in Beirut have been keeping up a continuous mortar barrage in support of the Muslim forces that have been attempting to lift the right-wing siege of the tel Al-Zaatar refugee camp on Beirut's south eastern outskirts. On Sunday a new right-wing attack was launched against the camp.

    The pro-left-wing Beirut Radio reported that the camp had been under almost continuous artillery bombardment. But Palestinian and left-wing troops had captured the hill town of Araya, east of the capital on the line of their advance to raise the siege. However, the right-wing Falangist Radio denied that the hill had been taken.

    Meanwhile, the children of Beirut mimic their elders, playing traditional games with real weapons, and the residents of the city continue to suffer the deprivations of power supplies cut, and shortages of water and other essential commodities. The fighting continues despite an appeal from the Arab League on Thursday calling for a ceasefire.

    On Sunday about 220 foreign residents of the capital left in 80 cars for Damascus in a convoy organised by the West German embassy. The group was made up of about a dozen nationalities, and the convoy was escorted by jeep-loads of troops from the Fatah commando organisation.

    Many of those who left, had survived a year of shelling and gun-battles, but they had found the breakdown of power and water supplies too much to take.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9ULB5FAFNFBTHLJVNJG1T5BW
    Media URN:
    VLVA9ULB5FAFNFBTHLJVNJG1T5BW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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