BEIRUT: Syrian army personnel and Lebanese civilians exchanged fire along the border in Bekaa, north Lebanon Saturday following a smuggling attempt across the border into Syria.
Security sources told The Daily Star that the shooters from the Lebanese side were members of the Al Hajj Hasan Family.
It is not clear what was being smuggled across the border at the time. Both sides used automatic weapons in the exchange.
There were no reports of injuries on the Lebanese side, but injuries on the Syrian side could not be verified.