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Saudi Arabia, Bahrain urge citizens to leave Lebanon after Palestinian refugee camp clashes

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BEIRUT (AP) — Bahrain has called on its citizens to leave Lebanon “for their own safety” hours after Saudi Arabia did the same without giving a reason. The decision by the two Gulf nations came after days of fighting in the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon between members of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah group and militants of Islamic groups. The four days of fighting in Ein el-Hilweh camp near the southern port city of Sidon has left 13 people dead and dozens wounded. Bahrain’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement Saturday that Bahrainis should abide by the government’s previous decisions to avoid travel to Lebanon.

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