File - Tents for Syrian refugees are seen set in Arsal, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Low cloud cover over the past two days had provided a reprieve from almost daily attacks by Syrian warplanes.Syrian rockets have struck the mountainous regions in the vicinity of Arsal on a daily basis for several weeks. Most of the rockets have struck the rocky mountain regions surrounding Arsal, where hundreds of Syrian refugees have established tented settlements.Dr. Kasem al-Zein, a Syrian doctor who runs a field hospital, said that since January, Syrian warplanes had killed approximately 13 people and wounded 32 others on the Lebanese side of the border since the beginning of the year.Refugees who have settled in camps just a few kilometers from the town are increasingly uneasy. Umm Walid, a refugee who fled the embattled Syrian town of Sahel 25 days ago, said a narrow escape during a raid prompted her to pack up her tent and move her five children closer to the gathering where Ahmad's camp was.On Jan. 17, rockets struck a residential neighborhood in the heart of the town of Arsal, killing seven people. Zaher Hujeiri, who makes a living by selling sweets in the town and its neighboring villages, lost five of his six children in the attack; the youngest was 2 years old.
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