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11 People Wounded in Arsal Shelling

Several people were wounded on Tuesday when Syrian fighter jets shelled the outskirts of the town of Arsal in the eastern Bekaa region, announced the army in a statement.

It said that eleven people were wounded the strikes.

Al-Jadeed television later reported that attacks carried out in the afternoon targeted the positions of gunmen.

Seven people were wounded when two rockets landed in the Wadi al-Hawa region in Arsal, reported Voice of Lebanon radio (93.3).

Five of the injured are Lebanese and the other two are Syrian, one in critical condition, it said.

Two of the victims have been identified as Hussein and Hassan al-Hujairi.

The National News Agency later reported that the shelling targeted armed groups in the Wadi al-Zamrani and Ajram areas on the outskirts of Arsal.

Arsal and the surrounding regions frequently come under shelling from the Syrian side of the border in violence linked to the unrest in the neighboring country.

Ever since the Syrian revolt erupted in March 2011, Arsal has served as a key conduit for refugees, rebels and wounded people fleeing strife-torn Syria.

M.T.

H.K.


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