Syrian Mines along Lebanese Border Injure One

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A Lebanese man had a leg blown off Friday after stepping on a mine planted hours earlier by Syrian troops along Lebanon's northern border, local and hospital officials said.

"Imad Khaled Oweyshi was crossing the border from Syria back into Lebanon when he stepped on the mine," a local official who requested anonymity told AFP.

It was unclear what Oweyshi was doing in the area, which is widely used by smugglers and where the border is not clearly delineated.

Earlier Friday the official said that soldiers were seen planting mines on the Syrian side of the border village of Wadi Wawiyat, where the mine went off.

The village, which straddles the border, is about 30 kilometers (18 miles) west of another region were Syrian troops planted mines last month.

Lebanon's eastern border with Syria has also been mined to prevent weapons smuggling and dissidents from fleeing a fierce crackdown by the regime in Damascus against an eight-month revolt.

Comments 5
Thumb charbel 11 November 2011, 14:32

unbelievable, choose how you want to die, either direct shot, or stepping on a land mine!

Default-user-icon MUSTAPHA O. GHALAYINI (Guest) 11 November 2011, 14:41

i repeat : the civil war in syria will never overflow to lebanon, perhaps some isolated incidents not more,because lebanese army will never ever act like a regime one, whatever is the pressure from hassoun or bahar or khamenei , the best one to know that is the pink general who was deregulated in his last appearance.

Default-user-icon Beebee (Guest) 11 November 2011, 17:43

The lucky bastard did not die? There goes another lucky Sunni crazy. 3alehom

Missing peace 12 November 2011, 00:48

why doesn t naharnet delete racists post like the one of beebee?

is it humanly acceptable to let people like this wish the death of a man?????????????????????????????????????????????????

Default-user-icon Le PheneChien (Guest) 12 November 2011, 02:57

I hope this man has delivered a tremendous amount of ammunition and arms to our brothers citizens. God bless the revolt against the new world Hitler.