12. UN delegation and Lebanese security officials touring nearby checkpoint
13. Mid of delegation behind fence
14. Zoom out from un delegate touring
15. Exterior of Prime ministers office's building
16. D'Alema arriving
17. Mid of D'Alema at delegations meeting
18. Mid of Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora with minister Tareq Metri
19. Wide of news conference
20. SOUNDBITE: (Italian) Massimo D'Alema, Italian foreign minister
"We expressed our support and solidarity to Lebanon, to the Lebanese and to the Lebanese forces after this attack by terrorist groups "Fatah Al-Islam" which are linked to Al-Qaida."
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22. Cutaway of news conference
23. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Fouad Saniora, Lebanese prime minister:
"As I said recently the ratification of the Tribunal opened new horizons to revive the cooperation between all the Lebanese. There will be no solution in Lebanon without the cooperation between the Lebanese."
Fatah Islam militants continued to fight and Lebanese troops pounded their hideouts in the Nahr el-Bared refugee camp in northern Lebanon on the fifth day of an assault aimed at crushing them.
Clouds of smoke rose from the camp as artillery struck militant positions.
Amid a sustained army offensive on Tuesday, seven Islamic militants surrendered to a major Palestinian faction in a besieged refugee camp in northern Lebanon - marking the first tangible move by Palestinian factions against the militants.
The seven militants' surrender was the first sign that a major faction - in this case the Fatah group of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas - responded to calls by Lebanese authorities to actively campaign against the al-Qaida inspired Fatah Islam since fighting broke out May 20.
It coincided with by Abbas' renewed denunciation of the group and tacit backing of the Lebanese crackdown on militants in Nahr el-Bared.
The seven Fatah Islam members came over to Fatah positions in the southern parts of Nahr el-Bared, handed over their weapons and pledged to stay out of the fighting, said Fatah commander Major General Khaled Aref.
Major Palestinian factions have been trying to mediate an end to the confrontation.
The government wants the militants, estimated at several hundred, to surrender, but Fatah Islam has vowed to fight to death.
More than 100 people have been reported killed in the fighting, the worst internal violence since the end of Lebanon's 1975-90 civil war.
Of those were 45 soldiers, including 10 who were killed since the military launched its offensive on Friday on Nahr el-Bared.
Two other soldiers were killed in Ein el-Hilweh, another refugee camp in southern Lebanon, in separate clashes with militants there.
About 60 Fatah Islam militants were also reported killed.
At least 20 civilians have been reported dead at Nahr el-Bared, but recent civilian casualties were unknown.
The international Red Cross said Tuesday it managed to send in some medical supplies to the southern part of Nahr el-Bared - the first time since the offensive began.
The Red Cross evacuated 12 people, including one who was wounded and a pregnant woman, said spokeswoman Virginia de la Guardia, bringing the total number of evacuated people to 45 in the last two days.
Most of the camp's 31,000 residents have fled to a nearby camp, but about 5,000 civilians remained behind.
The bombardment of Nahr el-Bared has angered Palestinians in some of Lebanon's 11 other refugee camps and there were fears that fighting could spread.
Calm returned on Tuesday to Ein el-Hilweh, Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp where Islamic militants sympathising with Fatah Islam clashed with troops on Sunday and Monday.
On Tuesday, the Italian minister of Foreign Affairs Massimo D'Alema met in the Lebanese capital Beirut with the Lebanese Speaker of the House Nabih Berri and the Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora.
During his talks in Beirut, Massimo D'Alema discussed the recent UN Security Council resolution 1757 to establish an international tribunal to prosecute suspects in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, the latest development in the Palestinian camps, as well as other regional and international developments.
In a joint press conference at the Grand Serail (Prime ministers office building) D'Alema expressed his support to the Lebanese government, and security forces in the ongoing battle in North Lebanon
"We expressed our support and solidarity to Lebanon, to the Lebanese and to the Lebanese forces after this attack by terrorist groups Fatah Al-Islam which are linked to Al-Qaida."
The Lebanese Prime minister Fouad Saniora said in the press conference that there is no solution in Lebanon without the cooperation between the Lebanese
"As I said recently the ratification of the Tribunal opened new horizons to revive the cooperation between all the Lebanese. There will be no solution in Lebanon without the cooperation of all its people."
D'Alema will meet later the head of the Catholic church Patriarch Mar Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir and the head of the parliamentarian majority Saad Hariri.