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Lebanon: Army moves to edge of Miyé Miyé camp to enforce ceasefire Oct. 18

Lebanese authorities deploy forces to edge of Palestinian camp on October 18 to "consolidate" October 16 ceasefire; future clashes cannot be ruled out

18 Oct 11:58 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 10/16/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/23/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Beirut). COUNTRY/REGION Miyé Miyé
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Event

On Thursday, October 18, Lebanon deployed large numbers of army personnel to the edges of the Miyé Miyé Palestinian encampment in order to enforce an intra-Palestinian ceasefire reached on October 16. The agreement was reached following clashes between supporters of Ansar Allah and various groups within Fatah that killed two people and injured another 20. While the arrival of the Lebanese army is expected to strengthen the ceasefire, further clashes cannot be ruled out.

Context

Under the secret 1969 Cairo Agreement, Lebanon was prohibited from entering Palestinian camps, leaving Palestinian groups to provide for the camps' security. While Lebanon abrogated the Cairo Agreement in 1987, Lebanese forces remain reluctant to enter Palestinian camps.

Advice

Individuals in Lebanon, particularly near Miyé Miyé, are advised to monitor developments to the situation, remain vigilant for militant activity, avoid protests and demonstrations, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

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