Lebanon clashes: At least 16 soldiers killed in Sidon
24 June 2013 Last updated at 22:50 BST
At least 16 Lebanese soldiers have been killed in clashes with Sunni militants in the port city of Sidon.
Fighting broke out after supporters of a radical Sunni cleric opened fire on a checkpoint on Sunday.
Witnesses said machine gun and rocket fire shook Sidon, 40km (28 miles) south of Beirut, causing panic among residents.
Jeremy Bowen reports.