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The heavy artillery fire and intensified air raids just on the other side of Lebanon's northeastern borders have been resonating in the country's border villages, where residents of border towns such as Arsal are preparing for a new influx of refugees.Those that come to Lebanon journey through two Syrian villages that face Arsal, Jraijir and Flita, a route that hundreds of Qalamoun residents have taken over the past months to flee fighting in the area.Residents in villages who received warnings quickly gathered their belongings and headed to Arsal, Zhouri said. Yabroud, one of the major cities in Qalamoun, has been under the control of rebels since early last year and has served as a major smuggling hub for opposition fighters.
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