Syria Foils 'Terrorist Infiltration Attempt' from Lebanon

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Syrian forces on Wednesday "killed and wounded members of a terrorist group who attempted to infiltrate from Lebanese territory via the Joussiyeh border crossing in Qusayr's countryside" in Homs, Syria's state news agency SANA quoted a local source as saying.

"The group opened fire on border guards and security checkpoints in Joussiyeh's farms, before our armed forces confronted it and left most of its members dead or wounded while the others retreated to Lebanese territory," the source said.

"Mohammed Nour Qubaji, the leader of the group calling itself The Shield of Islam Brigade, was killed in the operation," the source added.

A clash broke out on Lebanon's restive border with Syria on December 15, pitting unidentified armed men on the Lebanese side against Syrian regime troops across the frontier, a security official told Agence France Presse.

"The armed men fired automatic machineguns into Syria, while Syrian troops fired artillery shells and gunfire into Lebanon," the official said on condition of anonymity.

"The clash broke out near the border village of Abboudiyeh, causing dozens of villagers to flee their homes in search of safety," he added.

Ever since the outbreak of the anti-regime revolt in Syria 22 months ago, multiple exchanges of fire have taken place across the border.

The Syrian army has also frequently staged incursions into Lebanese territory and fired shells across the border.

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Default-user-icon M.S. al-Sahhaf (Guest) 26 December 2012, 20:43

The title should have LOL at the end of it, after all it's quoting SANA.

Missing gabby12 26 December 2012, 20:59

"Syria's state news agency SANA quoted a local source as saying."

Wow SANA the ASSad lapdog reported. What a news organization. Did they report the attack on the bread line from the other day? Have they shown the barrel bombing? Did they report on Mahers legs and death? How about all the defectors on "vacation"?

ASSad is trying hard to blame Lebanon for all of his problems.

Missing gabby12 26 December 2012, 21:01

"The ISF arrested two Lebanese citizens in Masharii al-Qaa as they were trying to infiltrate Syria, seizing fake Syrian and Lebanese IDs, hunting rifles and ammunition, and walkie-talkies."

Wow hunting rifles and walkie talkies. No wonder ASSad is losing.

Default-user-icon Pawns (Guest) 26 December 2012, 21:35

Lebanese security Wissam al Hassan foils terror plot from Syria called Samaha and Mamelouk

Default-user-icon Gabby's an idiot! (Guest) 27 December 2012, 02:51

Gabby wake up u idiot,the attack was not on a bread line! Most of the pple killed were males of fighting age and most were in military camouflage! So stop reading western propaganda and think you know everything! Stupid American or let me guess JEW! Long live Australia!! Ha

Default-user-icon Gabby's an idiot!! (Guest) 27 December 2012, 03:00

Gabby wake to yourself and stop responding on topics u don't have a clue about!! You read an article and believe what you read! The attack on the so called bread line was western and terriost propaganda!! Most of the victims were of male fighting age that wore military camouflage!! You Americans make me and the rest of the world sick! Or are u a JEW! Wake up and stop believing all the western propaganda!! Stupid girl! Long live Assad and Australia!

Default-user-icon Gullible Gabby! Stupid American Jew! (Guest) 27 December 2012, 03:03

Gabby ur an idiot!

Thumb rover98 27 December 2012, 04:07

The method of reporting by re-quoting a military or Government spokesperson and simply inserting quotation marks is really lazy and commonly used by pro Israeli media and is in th interest of these gov.

Missing abraham 27 December 2012, 07:01

hey Gabby
how come you don't say anything about so called coordinating committee located supposedly in London, giving statemants to the news media
You think they are ligitimate

Default-user-icon Naseer (Guest) 27 December 2012, 08:30

Terrorists got what they deserved. Lebanese should worry about their own country, stop worrying about syria