Army Fire at Syrian Jet Raiding Border Region, Hizbullah Seizes Control of Hill near Arsal

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Tension prevailed on Friday on the Lebanese-Syrian border near the Arsal plains, where clashes are ongoing between Hizbullah fighters and gunmen in the region.

LBCI television reported that a Syrian MiG aircraft fired three rockets at Arsal's al-Rahweh region on Friday evening.

"The Lebanese army then opened fire at the aircraft,” LBCI noted.

“Syrian military aircraft bombed the Wadi al-Zamarani, al-Ajram and al-Rahweh regions (in Arsal),” the state-run National News Agency detailed, noting that the jets targeted a convoy of armed men in the region.

Meanwhile, OTV said the Hizbullah fighters have seized control of the highest hill that separates Arsal's outskirts from Syria.

The NNA reported that several wounded Syrians were admitted to Arsal's field hospital, after they had been injured in the border clashes.

It identified them as Mohammed Omran Bakour, Mohammed Hussein Amoun and Safwan Mohammed al-Zein.

Many Hizbullah fighters have recently died in the renewed clashes against Syrian rebels on several fighting fronts in al-Qalamoun villages, as the Syrian regime claims that it is bombing the Arsal plains “to prevent terrorists' infiltration.”



Comments 9
Missing dcnzogh 25 July 2014, 22:21

Why doesn't the army shoot at Israeli drones or aircraft that violate Lebanon? A thoughtfulness response by any of you will be appreciated.

Missing hammouds 26 July 2014, 01:16

i actually agree with you

Missing cedars 26 July 2014, 16:30

What's the MIG23 doing in Lebanon? stick to the topic because the Army was shooting at Israel fighters in 2006 when Hizbollah triggered the other war.

Thumb lebanon_first 25 July 2014, 22:29

Lebanese army asserting sovereignty against evil assad...

A dream come true... or a nightmare...

Thumb FlameCatcher 25 July 2014, 23:54

Finally the army is showing a sign of patriotism !

Where are FT / Mowaten / Southern to condemn the attack in the Terrorist Syrian Regime by the Patriotic LAF defending our borders and sovereignty ?

Missing hammouds 26 July 2014, 01:20

can you really speak of borders when it comes to the opposition in syria? we both know they freely flow between the two countries...but i dont condemn the leb army for firing at them, although, i dont condone it either.

Thumb scorpyonn 26 July 2014, 19:52

Flamecatcher, they are waiting for orders from Iran and from that clown their leader who is in hiding as to what they should say... they are not independent thinkers which is why they make good loyal servants and do as they are told!

Thumb Kalzyturks 26 July 2014, 04:59

LAF fire at Syrian jet on the border..

Hmm maybe the jet was firing friendly fire at HA mistaking them for jihadists.

But wait they are on jihadi duties!

Thumb scorpyonn 26 July 2014, 19:54

WHat about the pests that inhabit the Southern part of Beirut and are dragging us into an unbelievable catastrophe? nYou are so out of touch that it is embarassing for me to call you Lebanese.