Lebanon News

Syrian army blow up home along Lebanon border

A Syrian army position is seen set on the Syrian side accross from the Lebanese eastern border village of Masharih al-Qaa, Lebanon, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. (The Daily Star/Nidal Solh)

BAALBEK, Lebanon: A Syrian Army unit blew up Thursday a vacated house on the border with Lebanon near the eastern area of Masharih al-Qaa, a Lebanese security source told The Daily Star.

The house, which was empty at the time, belonged to Mohammad Aqeel al-Radi.

It is difficult to indicate whether the Syrian Army entered Lebanese territory given the lack of a defined border in that region, the source said.

The area where the incident took place has been deserted for a while following heavy clashes between Syrian government forces and rebel groups.

Residents in the area are known to support the uprising against President Bashar Assad in the neighboring country. Many wounded Syrians were transferred to Lebanese hospitals via Masharih al-Qaa.





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