Bekaa Valley calm after PLO faction fighting

The Bekaa Valley of eastern Lebanon was reported calm after rival Palestinian factions Saturday fought the first major engagement since the start of a four-week-old mutiny.

Sources in Damascus said dissidents opposed to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's policies had extended their demands and wanted a bigger say in the running of Arafat's deeply split commando group Fatah. At least four people were killed and a dozen injured Saturday in the exchanges of artillery and rocket fire between the pro- and anti-Arafat factions outside the ancient town of Baalbek, 60 miles east of Beirut.

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