Several Hurt as Syrian 'Anti-Aircraft Fire' Hits Akkar Towns

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Several Lebanese citizens were wounded on Friday when Syrian “anti-aircraft” guns targeted several towns in the border region of Akkar.

LBCI television said “shells fired from Syria fell on Lebanese border towns.”

It later reported clashes between gunmen and the Syrian army opposite the Lebanese towns of al-Noura and Hakr Janine.

“Two people were wounded in Akkar's al-Qashlaq as anti-aircraft gunfire from Syria targeted the town,” LBCI added.

Meanwhile, al-Jadeed television said “heavy gunfire from Syria is targeting the Akkar towns of al-Abboudiyeh, Hakr Janine and al-Qashlaq."

MTV reported that Lebanese citizen Zuheir al-Mustafa was wounded by Syrian shelling on al-Qashlaq.

The escalation comes one day after Syria warned that its forces would fire into Lebanon if "terrorist gangs" continued to infiltrate its territory.

"Syrian forces are showing restraint by not striking these gangs inside Lebanese territory to prevent them from crossing into Syria, but this will not go on indefinitely," Syria's foreign ministry said in a letter of protest, urging Lebanon to take action.

But LBCI quotes Lebanese security and military sources as saying that the Syrian letter "is not justified as there's nothing new on the border and the situation has not changed since a year."

"Trafficking is focused in Arsal's barren mountains, al-Qaa and Wadi Khaled and gunmen do not have permanent positions," the sources said.

But the sources did not deny that gunmen are inflitrating Syria from Lebanon.

Quoting residents of the Syrian border town of Joussiyeh, LBCI said "the reason behind the Syrian letter might be the advances achieved by rebels."

Residents of the Lebanese area of Wadi Khaled told LBCI that "Syrian intelligence agents are sending their loyalists to stir incidents on the border and create an excuse for shelling."

The U.N. Security Council expressed "grave concern" Thursday over cross-border attacks between Syria and Lebanon in a rare united declaration on the Syrian conflict.

Council members "underscored their grave concern over repeated incidents of cross-border fire which caused death and injury among the Lebanese population, incursions, abductions and arms trafficking across the Lebanese-Syrian border, as well as other border violations."

Comments 19
Thumb slash 15 March 2013, 21:24

and sure the M8ers will find something to justify these shellings to lebanese villages by the syrian regime !

Thumb slash 16 March 2013, 10:31

ahaha that reasoning , so if you have aircrafts , you dont have anti aircraft guns ? really ?

Missing gabby14 15 March 2013, 21:36

The regime is desperate and dying. They need to provoke an international incident that will somehow in their delusional world "save them". This corner of Lebanon through to Homs is vital to keep the regime alive. Without it Damascus is cut off from coastal re-supply. Wehn (not if) Homs falls, Damascus will fall and the regime will fall. It is that simple. That is why the Hezz are "protecting" towns there. Every strategist knows this is true.

Default-user-icon Setanyahood (Guest) 17 March 2013, 03:02

When the government of Syria falls, Lebanon and Syria will become part of Greater Israhell!

Thumb Chupachups 15 March 2013, 22:29

To all that would comment after me, I just wanted to say that I think Lebanon is dead. It is obvious with the amount of Syrian refugees (more than 400k) and Palestine refugees and el ahbal Assir and Hezbos that the only option left for Christians is to leave the country for good.

Sad,but that's the truth

Thumb andre.jabbour 15 March 2013, 22:55

we will resist! they only win when we leave...

Thumb Chupachups 16 March 2013, 07:05

I'm not depressed , but Bleaze when u stop following bearded men like Assir then I would think u have a brain to think for urself.. Then I can send u a get well card and some flowers

Thumb Chupachups 16 March 2013, 07:58

saad u fool, u support these people dont u?

http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/75826-gunmen-steal-al-jadeed-s-sng-vehicle-in-tripoli

Thumb rover98 16 March 2013, 03:23

So much for a sovereign army capable of at least pretending to protecting its borders.

Thumb slash 16 March 2013, 10:33

oh shut up with your old broken record , your leaders arent giving the army the political cover to be there and do something ... the borders are being shelled since 2011 no one said a word that the army should be there and you still find excuses ! Shut it down you are pathetic !

Missing maroun 16 March 2013, 05:32

where is hizb al kizb..i thought a resistance is to protect Lebanon,but they are to busy doing there jehad duties killing innocent civilians in Syria.

Thumb slash 16 March 2013, 10:36

SOmeone other the Hezb ya FT said that their weapons are here to protect Lebanon ? Maroun is just repeating what Hassan and the head of the loyalty to the resistance were repeating since 2006 ;)

Missing maroun 16 March 2013, 06:19

they are a cancer to our society

Thumb Chupachups 16 March 2013, 07:01

Ok, go commit jihad in Syria and leave us alone

Thumb Chupachups 16 March 2013, 07:03

Assir is like FSA terrorists

Bashar is also a terrorist

Both bashar and FSA are a cancer to Lebanon

Missing biglebanese 16 March 2013, 08:44

Please add ( Hassan/Asir /Bashar/FSA all cancer to our country & please dont forget the Jews as well .I feel sorry for Lebanon ..,,

Thumb slash 16 March 2013, 10:35

Well Saad , siding with a fanatic to be released from another fanatic is not a good idea , in the bigenning Assir said that he has no weapons and he wont get weapons 2 days later his friends were roaming Sida streets with AK4's ... stop being ignorants and fools bearded men whether they are christians/sunnis/shi3as arent our salvation !

Missing cedars 16 March 2013, 16:21

Anti-aircrafts are the same weapons used by the Syrian Army when the Israeli F16s were flying over the Lebanese Mountains for years, Anti-aircrafts are the same weapons used by the Lebanese Army when in July of 2006 Israel sent its air jets to destroy all bridges/electrical power plants. It is well known that when the Syrian Army detects a shadow in the dark that they fire blindly everywhere and in every direction (i.e. Syrian Army in Lebanon for years)

Default-user-icon Langkah Suka (Guest) 16 March 2013, 18:10

Since all of you the people of Lebanon hate the Syrians so much, please join the Free Syrian Army and destroy Government of Syria and replace it with a Zionist puppet government. Soon Lebanon and Syria will be part of Greater Israhell and all of you will live the Lebanese dream in peace and harmony!