Lebanese soldiers are seen on an armored personnel carrier on the road leading to Arsal in northeast Lebanon Wednesday March 19, 2014. (The Daily Star/Nidal Solh)
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Fresh Syrian airstrikes hit Lebanon's border areas of Arsal and Wadi Khaled Thursday, security sources said.The area is located near the Bekaa Valley town of Arsal in northeast Lebanon.Twenty minutes later, two other airstrikes hit the area of Kherbet Younin, also close to Arsal, the sources said. A further four airstrikes hit Kherbet Younin at 11:45 a.m. A Syrian child was wounded in the airstrikes. The outskirts of Arsal have been subjected to dozens of Syrian airstrikes since the Syrian army, backed by Hezbollah fighters, retook the rebel bastion of Yabroud in Qalamoun.Sources said several rockets hit towns bordering the north Lebanese town of Wadi Khaled as Syrian regime forces captured the nearby historical citadel of Crac des Chevaliers in s.Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea also condemned the Syrian army's attacks on Arsal and Wadi Khaled Thursday.
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