Syrian Shells Hit Deep Inside Lebanese Territory in Akkar, 2 Injuredإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Syrian shells hit at dawn Thursday an area in the northern district of Akkar that lies six kilometers away from the Lebanese-Syrian border, injuring two people, the National News Agency reported.
NNA said this was the first time that shells hit an area relatively far from Lebanon’s northern border.
Seven shells landed near the towns of al-Bireh and Kherbet Daoud, damaging several houses and injuring a woman identified as Mariam al-Zohbi and a man called Tayseer Merheb, Kherbet Daoud’s municipal chief, Mahmoud Abdul Majid, told NNA.
“This is very dangerous and the Lebanese state should assume its responsibilities regarding … the violations,” he said.
The incident caused panic among the residents who moved to other areas and returned to their houses in the morning when the shelling stopped.
On Wednesday night, around 12 shells landed on the outskirts of the border towns of Hekr Jneen, Qashlaq, Ammar al-Baykat, Eastern Dbabiyeh and al-Noura that lie near the Kabir River.