After Turkey it's Lebanon who is affected by the Syrian conflict 0807121

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Defense News - Syria

 
 
Sunday, July 8, 2012, 07:20 AM
 
After Turkey it's Lebanon who is affected by the Syrian conflict.
Shells fired during clashes within Syria landed in a Lebanese town, killing one person and injuring three, Lebanon's army said Saturday, July 7, 2012. The shells hit the border town of Amayer, in Lebanon's Wady Khaled region, at 2 a.m. local time, the army's information directorate said in a statement. After Turkey it's Lebanon who is affected by the Syrian conflict.
     
Shells fired during clashes within Syria landed in a Lebanese town, killing one person and injuring three, Lebanon's army said Saturday, July 7, 2012. The shells hit the border town of Amayer, in Lebanon's Wady Khaled region, at 2 a.m. local time, the army's information directorate said in a statement. After Turkey it's Lebanon who is affected by the Syrian conflict.
The interior of a damaged house is seen in Wadi Khaled town after shelling by Syrian forces towards villagers houses in North Lebanon July 7, 2012.

     

The Lebanese army said military forces in the area had been boosted.

"The army units deployed in the region have been enhanced and put on high alert, necessary field measures have been taken to treat any ... violations by any side in the appropriate measures," the statement said.

While Beirut is playing down the idea of regular clashes along the border, rebels do often cross into Lebanon and there have been several incidents as President Bashar al-Assad’s forces pursue them.

There have been frequent clashes between pro and anti Assad Lebanese in the capital and in other areas.

Syrian forces bombarded towns in the northern province of Aleppo on Saturday, July 7, 2012, as the conflict spilled into neighbouring Lebanon and opposition representatives in France welcomed the defection of a general who was close to President Bashar al-Assad.

Syrian rebels and opposition politicians inside the country and abroad also continued to gather information about the defection of Brigadier General Manaf Tlas, a commander in the Republican Guard and close friend of Assad who reportedly fled the country last week.

 

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