LABWEH, Lebanon: The Syrian army shelled the outskirts of a remote border village in east Lebanon Friday, Tfail’s mukhtar told The Daily Star.
The official said Syrian artillery and tanks bombarded the outskirts of the village a day after a barrel bomb dropped by Syrian aircraft killed a Syrian refugee and wounded four others in the village.
Tfail could only be accessed via a road that passes through Syria, currently cut off by Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah, leaving 3,000 Lebanese and an estimated 5,000 Syrian refugees residing in the village isolated and without basic supplies.
Last month, an aid convoy was able to reach the village after passing through an unpaved, mountainous road east of the Baalbek town of Brital after Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk held security meetings attended by high-ranking Hezbollah officials.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on May 03, 2014, on page 2.