Residents Flee as Heavy Syrian Gunfire Targets al-Abboudiyeh

Heavy gunfire from Syria on Monday targeted the Akkar border town of al-Abboudiyeh, forcing residents to flee the area en masse.

"Two shells fired from Syria fell on al-Abboudiyeh and Hakr Janin while other towns are being targeted by heavy gunfire," Radio Voice of Lebanon (93.3) reported.

Meanwhile, al-Manar television said the Lebanese army deployed heavily in the town's outskirts “after an armed group opened fire from the Syrian side of the border.”

Earlier on Monday, state-run National News Agency said volleys of machinegun fire hit the Lebanese territory along the northern border, from al-Abboudiyeh to Hakr Janin.

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