File - Lebanese and Syrian women watch the arrival of an aid supplies convoy, as they gather at the main square of Tfail village, at the Lebanese-Syrian border, eastern Lebanon, Tuesday April 22, 2014.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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Some 20 Lebanese families have abandoned Tfail over the past week, amid heavy shelling by forces loyal to the Syrian regime and reports that the country's troops are now just 1 kilometer away from the tiny eastern border village.With the threat of more violence coming ever closer, both Lebanese residents and Syrian refugees in Tfail are now being forced to flee via smuggling routes through Syria or else risk being caught in the crossfire of a battle that is edging ever closer to the Lebanese border. The predominantly Sunni village is home to some 3,000 Lebanese residents and 5,000 Syrian refugees who have settled there in recent months.
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