2 Syrian Nationals Wounded by Landmine at Northern Border-Crossing

Two Syrian nationals were badly wounded on Thursday by a landmine at the illegal border-crossing of al-Buni in northern Lebanon, reported the National News Agency.

Ahmed Mustapha Khodr and Ahmad Abdul Karim were injured while attempting to cross the border into Wadi Khaled from the Syrian town of al-Mushayrfeh.

Khodr was immediately transported by the Lebanese Red Cross to a hospital in al-Qoubaiyat.

He will be transferred to the governmental hospital in Tripoli due to the severity of his injury.

The Syrian army had laced the Lebanese-Syrian border with landmines in attempt to curb what it called arms smuggling and the entry of defectors into Lebanon.

Source: Agence France Presse, Naharnet

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