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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.

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