TRIPOLI, Lebanon: At least two shells fired from Syria fell into Lebanese territory near the Nahr al-Kabir River in Akkar Saturday overnight, a security source told The Daily Star.
The shells were fired from the Syrian border region during fierce clashes between the Syrian army and a group of people who tried to sneak from Lebanon into Syria, the source said.
There were no reports of injuries or damages when the shells fell in an area between the river and the border towns of al-Dababiyeh and al-Noura.
The shelling continued inside Syrian areas and caused alarm among residents in Lebanon, prompting many to flee.
Elie Mourani, who was near the area, told the Daily Star that the battle could be heard all night.
“Obviously, there were people trying to infiltrate into Syria and the clashes were ferocious,” he said.
A number of Lebanese have been wounded from Syrian shelling of border towns in the past several months as the battle between the opposition and the regime has spread throughout Syria.