Fighting between the Lebanese army and Fatah al-Islam militants resumed on Saturday morning in a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon, after previous fighting left at least 19 dead, the Dubai-based al-Arabiya satellite TV reported.
At least 19 people, including three Lebanese soldiers, have been killed in Friday's fighting, which is the fiercest in two weeks.
During Friday's conflict, the Lebanese army advanced with about 50 tanks and heavy artillery to positions surrounding the Palestinian refugee camp and carried out intense shelling against Fatah al-Islam fighters within the camp, according to al-Arabiya TV.
Artillery and machine-gun fire shook the Nahr al-Bared camp from early Friday morning to well into the night.
The Lebanese army said the soldiers had overrun several positions held by militants and destroyed sniper nests on the northern and eastern edges of the camp.
The army also urged the militants within the camp to surrender and called on Nahr al-Bared camp residents not to shelter them.
The Lebanese army have been battling Fatah al-Islam militants at the camp intermittently for almost two weeks, which had left over 80 dead before Friday's resumption of heavy fighting.