Sources: Syrian Army Erects Earth Mounds on Border with Lebanon

The Syrian army has erected earth mounds in areas on the northeastern border with Lebanon and dug trenches to prevent vehicles from crossing, Lebanese security sources said Thursday.

The sources told MTV that the operation began at the start of the week in the area of the Southern Great River all the way to the Wadi Khaled region in Akkar district.

The Syrian troops also introduced five-meter wide and 1.5 meter deep trenches to prevent vehicles from crossing the border, they said.

The operation included establishing surveillance posts and a barbed wire along the earth mounds, the sources added.

Voice of Lebanon radio (93.3) also reported that the Syrian army urged the residents of the two Lebanese regions of al-Owaishat and Tal al-Farah to leave their homes within five days over its plans to transform the area into a military zone.

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