Gunmen from the Syrian-backed Amal militia recaptured villages in southern Lebanon from rival Shiite Moslem fighters Monday in fierce street battles that left at least 80 dead in two days, authorities said.

Advancing under heavy artillery and rocket barrage, Amal militiamen late Monday retook the village of Kfar Fila, which the Iran-backed Hezbollah group had captured with at least three other Amal strongholds in a mountainous area 28 miles south of Beirut, police said.Police and hospital sources said at least 80 people were killed and 150 were wounded since Sunday, and more than 10,000 civilians fled the region to safer areas.

The latest casualties raised the toll to 104 people killed and 211 wounded in the fighting since Dec. 31 in Beirut's suburbs between the rival militias fighting for dominance of Lebanon's Shiite community.