Mobile  |  About us  |  Photos  |  Videos  |  Subscriptions  |  RSS Feeds  |  Today's Paper  |  Classifieds  |  Contact Us
The Daily Star
SUNDAY, 20 APR 2014
08:45 PM Beirut time
Weather    
Beirut
23 °C
Blom Index
BLOM
1,214.01down
Lebanon News
Follow this story Print RSS Feed ePaper share this
Lebanon approves plan to deploy army along north border with Syria
A+ A-

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s Cabinet decided Monday to deploy the country’s armed forces along the northern border with Syria, days after shelling from the Syrian side of the frontier claimed the lives of two people and wounded scores more.

The Cabinet session, which convened in the afternoon under President Michel Sleiman at Baabda Palace, comes against the backdrop of major security developments, both within and along the porous border with Syria.

Incidents along the shared border, which have waxed and waned since unrest swept Lebanon’s neighbor in March 2011, have spiked in recent weeks.

Over the weekend heavy shelling from the Syrian side of the frontier led to the death of one and the wounding of five others in the northern Akkar region. In a separate incident hours later, rocket fire from the Syrian side of the border killed an 8-year-old boy, wounding five others. Last week, Syrian forces briefly kidnapped two General Security personnel at the Bqayaa border crossing in the north of the country.

Lebanon has adopted a policy of dissociating itself from developments in Syria.

 
Home Lebanon News
 
     
 
Lebanon
Advertisement
Comments  

Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement


Baabda 2014
Advertisement
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Linked In Follow us on Google+ Subscribe to our Live Feed
Multimedia
Images  
Pictures of the day
A selection of images from around the world- Saturday April 19, 2014
View all view all
Advertisement
Rami G. Khouri
Rami G. Khouri
Why Israeli-Palestinian talks fail
Michael Young
Michael Young
Why confuse gibberish with knowledge?
David Ignatius
David Ignatius
Echoes of 1914 characterize the Ukraine crisis
View all view all
Advertisement
cartoon
 
Click to View Articles
 
 
News
Business
Opinion
Sports
Culture
Technology
Entertainment
Privacy Policy | Anti-Spamming Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright Notice
© 2014 The Daily Star - All Rights Reserved - Designed and Developed By IDS