File - The dirt road that links the village of Tfeil to other Lebanese villages. (The Daily Star/Nidal Solh)
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The Syrian Army has launched a series of artillery strikes on the Lebanese border town of Tfail, causing both Lebanese residents and Syrian refugees to flee into the surrounding hills.The Syrian army and Hezbollah have taken several nearby Syrian towns in the past week, including Assal Al-Ouard, located only 5 km away from Tfail.The remote town, home to 3,000 Lebanese and some 5,000 Syrian refugees, found itself in the Syrian Army's sights earlier this week.Many Lebanese residents and Syrian refugees have fled the town, seeking refuge in the surrounding hills on the Syrian side of the border.Zeynab said that people in Tfail are afraid of a Syrian offensive that could target the town.
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