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U.S. delegation checks out incursions by Syrian army
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BEIRUT: A U.S. Embassy delegation is visiting the Bekaa town of Arsal to check on areas that have witnessed reported incursions by the Syrian army into Lebanon, a security source told The Daily Star Friday.

Earlier this month, a farmer was killed in the village of Arsal when Syrian soldiers reportedly crossed several kilometers into Lebanon and shot in the direction of farms.

There have also been reports that fire from the Syrian army has damaged the homes of residents.

Sources said the U.S. delegation canceled a visit to Al-Qaa, another area in the Hermel region where incursions have been reported.

In the latest report on the implementation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1559, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the reported incursions into Lebanon, fearing that unrest in Syria would ignite further instability in Lebanon.

“I am deeply concerned at the impact of developments in Syria on the political and security situation in Lebanon.

I strongly deplore the violent incursions and raids into Lebanese towns and 11 villages by Syrian Security Forces that resulted in death and injury.”

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on October 29, 2011, on page 2.
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