finally!

clipped from news.bbc.co.uk

Families return to Lebanon camp

Tanks rumble through the devastated Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in Lebanon

Much of the camp has been reduced to rubble

The first families have returned to the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in Lebanon, the scene of months of fighting between soldiers and Islamic militants.

Clutching plastic bags of possessions, the families waited patiently at the camp entrance to be searched before being allowed back to their homes.

They are the first of about 400 families granted permission by the Lebanese Army to return to the camp.

The army’s siege of Fatah al-Islam members displaced some 40,000 people.

About 400 people, mainly militants and soldiers, died in the violence, which started in mid-May and finally came to an end on 2 September.

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