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In pictures: Lebanon army's victory

Lebanese soldiers make the victory sign as they rest outside in an area next to the besieged Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr al-Bared

The Lebanese government says its troops have gained full control of the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp near Tripoli, where it has been besieging Islamist militants since May.

Lebanese soldiers prepare to search a field next to the besieged Palestinian camp of Nahr al-Bared

Troops are searching nearby fields and orchards for any militants who escaped after trying to break out of the camp.

Smoke rises from damaged buildings in the besieged Palestinian camp of Nahr al-Bared (file photo)

Most of the camp's 40,000 residents fled to a nearby refugee camp in the early days of the battle.

Refugees from the camp. File pic.

Many have had to stay in makeshift accommodation.

Lebanese soldiers patrol an area next to the Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr al-Bared

Altogether more than 300 people have died in the fighting, half of them soldiers.

Lebanese soldiers search one of the fields next to the Palestinian camp of Nahr al-Bared

A BBC correspondent in Lebanon says the conflict has been a real test of the army's ability to guarantee security.






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